User Login    
 + Register
News : Locations announced for "Take Back Drugs" collection
Posted by John on 2012/9/18 9:00:00 (412 reads) News by the same author

At least five area locations are scheduled for the national initiative to collect unused and / or expired prescription drugs later this month.

The collection effort is listed for locations in Unionville, Princeton, Hamilton and two sites in Gallatin to allow the public to safely dispose of accumulated unwanted, unused medications.

FRIDAY September 28th is the date for the “take back drugs” collection effort in Unionville. It will be from 11 to 1 o'clock at the Warner Drug Store (108 South 17th). The Putnam County Health Department said items accepted include prescription and over-the-counter medications; vitamins; samples; medications for pets;
medicated ointments and lotions; as well as liquid medication that is in glass or
leak-proof containers.

Items NOT accepted at the Unionville site are needles, thermometers; bloody or infectious waste; hydrogen peroxide and inhalers.

Other locations participating in the National Take Back drugs initiative are scheduled for collections on Saturday September 29th from 10 until 2 o'clock.

According to the Department of Justice web site: these include Mercer County Sheriff's Office in Princeton; the Daviess County Sheriff's office in Gallatin; the ShopKo store in Gallatin on behalf of Gallatin Police; and in the parking lot of the Hamilton Police Department.

Grundy County Sheriff Rodney Herring said he did not signup for the September 29th collection due to involvement in the community health fair being
held in Trenton that day, but Sheriff Herring explained all unwanted and expired medications can be taken to the law enforcement center ANYTIME that the sheriff's office is open.

Those medications, he said, will be stored for disposal with the take-back initiative next spring.

According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, the most recent DEA-led National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 28th resulted in a record-breaking 552 thousand pounds (276 tons) of unwanted or expired medications that were safely and properly disposed of. There were more than 56 hundred take-back sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories. When the results of the four Take-Back Days (to date) are combined, the DEA and its state, local, and tribal law-enforcement and community partners have removed over one and a half million pounds (774 tons) of medications from circulation.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article

Other articles
2015/10/7 6:47:44 - Police Begin Death Investigation After Body Found In Hannibal Home
2015/10/7 6:43:01 - Roughly 6000 Federal Inmates To Be Released
2015/10/7 6:30:00 - Chillicothe Fire Department / Red Cross / Wellness Committee Working To Reduce Deaths, Injuries Due To Fires
2015/10/7 6:25:15 - Missouri Department Of Conservation Expands Pheasant Hunting Statewide
2015/10/7 4:24:58 - Trouble Still Finds Franklin County Missouri Man Who Killed Two Intruders
2015/10/7 4:19:33 - Dog Shot During Dispute Between Neighbors
2015/10/7 4:14:25 - Man Jumps Off Bridge While Running From Police
2015/10/7 4:11:23 - Man Dies After Jumping From 3rd Floor Window In Handcuffs
2015/10/7 4:07:39 - MU Students Protest Inside Jesse Hall After Report Of Racism
2015/10/7 4:03:32 - Missouri Hospitals Seeing More Opioid Addiction
2015/10/7 3:52:55 - Expert Recommends Replacing Older Smoke Detectors
2015/10/7 3:50:00 - Atlanta Man Sentenced For Fraud Scheme That Used Homeless To Cash Counterfeit Checks
2015/10/6 16:32:42 - Penney High School's Cornelius Finishes 3rd At Sectionals, Advances To State
2015/10/6 15:42:23 - One Vehicle Accident Reported Near Livonia
2015/10/6 15:32:20 - Parent-Teacher Conferences At Princeton R-V Begin Thursday, October 15
2015/10/6 15:27:50 - Parent-Teacher Conferences Begin Next Week At Trenton R-IX
2015/10/6 15:23:24 - Petition Seeks Closure Of Rural Grundy County Road
2015/10/6 15:18:48 - Grundy County Sheriff Announced As Missouri Day Opening Ceremony Speaker
2015/10/6 15:11:08 - Missouri Day Parade Starting Time Moved
2015/10/6 15:05:28 - Daviess County Accident Results In Hospital Trip and Arrest
2015/10/6 12:50:00 - DGB Back With Titans After Recent Arrest
2015/10/6 11:33:50 - Astros Play Yankees For Season Survival, Trip To Kansas City
2015/10/6 11:26:32 - Trenton Volleyball Goes 1-2, Wins Third Place At Carrollton Tournament
2015/10/6 11:18:57 - Trenton Middle School Wins Saturday Softball Tournament
2015/10/6 10:36:32 - Lathrop Earns Top Seed For Class 2, District 15 Softball
2015/10/6 10:26:09 - Trenton Will Be #1 Seed At Class 2, District 16 Tournament
2015/10/6 10:18:12 - Jefferson Swings Upset Of Winston To Repeat As State Champions
2015/10/6 10:05:43 - Tri-County Conference Announces Postseason Honors
2015/10/6 9:00:00 - Missouri To Play Georgia In Prime-Time
2015/10/6 8:46:23 - Local Group Receives Grant To Help Improve North Missouri Economy

Bookmark this article at these sites


Listen to KTTN-FM