Looking To Dispose of Old Prescription Drugs?

Looking To Dispose of Old Prescription Drugs?

Looking To Dispose of Old Prescription Drugs?

The Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative for unused or expired prescription medications is scheduled from 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. April 28 at the Village of Mount Pleasant Police Department, 8811 Campus Drive.

Officials advise that unused drugs should not be poured down a sink or flushed in a toilet unless a prescription label or information says it's OK to do so.

Medicines that are in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse.

During last year's event, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) collected more drugs than on any of the previous 10 events since it began in 2010.

The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from family and friends, and the home medicine cabinet.

Florida mother charged after newborns' 'suspicious' deaths
One of the babies was dead when police arrived at the house on Sunday and the other was pronounced dead at hospital, police said. West Melbourne patrol officers found the children on Sunday around noon while responding to a call, the department said.

National Prescription Drug Take Back events take place in April and October each year and continue to remove ever-higher amounts of opioids and other medicines from the nation's homes, where they could be stolen and abused by family members and visitors, including children and teens. (The DEA can not accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

La Farge Police Department, 201 S. Cherry St., La Farge, 8 a.m.to 5 p.m.

Controlled and noncontrolled prescription and over-the-counter medications, ointments, inhalers, patches, nonaerosol sprays, cream, vials and pet medication will be accepted.

Medication can be disposed of by removing it from its container and disposing of it directly into a disposal box at the site.

Spring is the ideal time to clean out your cabinets and dispose of your medications in all forms including pills, liquids, creams and inhalers.

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