Thursday, April 25, 2013

Sixth National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this weekend

Posted By on Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 3:36 PM

From the listings desk: If you happen to have some old oxycodone from your grandpa stashed under the counter, this news is for you.

Saturday is the Sixth National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, where you can safely and freely rid yourself of old medicines.

I know, you really, really just want to just flush them down the toilet. But you shouldn't. Those pills can find their way to streams and drinking water supplies.

So maybe you can just trash them. But you shouldn't do that either; kids can find them, or worse. (I don't need to tell you that feeling adventurous with old narcotics is a bad idea.)

What you can do is take them to one of several locations around town, where they'll be properly collected and destroyed. You can find locations via ZIP code through the Drug Enforcement Administration's handy website. Plan ahead, too — collection sites will only operate from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Also, needles, sharps, oxygen containers and items like chemotherapy drugs will not be accepted.

For more information, call 444-7448.

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