Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Dispose of your unwanted prescriptions properly

Multiple area police departments are collecting unwanted prescription drugs for proper disposal Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dropping off medication at one of the collection sites ensures proper disposal, meaning drugs don't end up in the wrong hands, or washed into the sewer system.

In October, the collection event, titled Operation: Medicine Cabinet, collected nearly 10,000 pounds of expired or unwanted medication, according to Drug Awareness and Prevention Inc., a non profit founded in 2007.

Willoughby Hills, Mayfield Village, Mayfield Heights, Gates Mills and Willowick police departments are some of the participating stations.

The Drug Enforcement Administration organizes a national collection event called National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

 Click here to locate the nearest drop off center

--Caitlin Fertal


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