Sheriff’s office to collect unused medicine April 28th

When: Back to Calendar April 13, 2012 @ 11:00 am – April 20, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

Sheriff’s Office to collect unused medications

 

The Caroline County Sheriff’s Office will help collect unused prescription medicines for disposal April 28.

The sheriff’s office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will team for the event to help prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Ladysmith Pharmacy. The service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked.

Last year, Americans turned in 377,086 pounds of prescription drugs to officials.

Retaining unused prescriptions is a critical public safety and public health issue. Unused medications are susceptible to misuse, abuse, accidental poisonings, and overdoses.

Studies have shown that the majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from medicine cabinets of family and friends.

Ridding a home of unused prescriptions should be done in a safe environment. Flushing medicine down the toilet or throwing them in the trash breeds potential safety and health hazards.

Ladysmith Pharmacy is located at 18014 Jefferson Davis Highway.

For more information, call (804) 633-1120.

Posted on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 11:06 am