Where to take unwanted prescription drugs that are in your home

  • Where to take unwanted prescription drugs that are in your home

Where to take unwanted prescription drugs that are in your home

Many unused or expired prescription medications can be brought to the police department at Cobden Village Hall, which is located at 112 E. Maple St.

"It's the same reason we call these leftover drugs the most unsafe leftovers", Levine told Vermont Edition.

Turning in expired, unused or unwanted medications rather than flushing them down a toilet or tossing them into trash will keep them out of the water supply.

Twins Cities Community Hospital is also participating in Drug Take-Back Day. As a result of the most recent National Take Back Day, Americans collected a record-breaking 900,000 pounds of prescription drugs, more than the weight of three Boeing 757's.

The 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimated 11.5 million people age 12 and older had misused opioid pain medication that year.

Disposing of prescription medications properly can help save lives and protect the environment.

The Tupelo Police headquarters was the collection site for "National Prescription Drug Take Back Day".

"That's why this DEA-sponsored Drug Take Back Day is so important in Ohio".

Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. The Wilson County Sheriff's Office will partner with Gibbs Pharmacy on Baddour Parkway, and the Lebanon Police Department will partner with Walgreens on South Cumberland Street in Lebanon.

Another benefit is that the strength and efficacy of expired medications cannot be relied upon, and it could be risky to your health if you take them. The only items you can't drop off are liquids, needles and sharps.

During last year's drug take back events in Utah almost 34,000 pounds of drugs were collected. Law enforcement officers will be on hand to accept the medications and safely dispose of them, no questions asked.