Monday, September 27, 2010

Crisfield Police Department "Take-Back Prescription Drugs"

Crisfield Police Department U.S.  Drug Enforcement Administration Take-Back Prescription Drugs

 On Saturday, September 25, the Crisfield Police Department joined other agencies in a nationwide effort to "Take-Back Prescription Drugs" program. Unused and expired drugs are not only a danger to children, many of them end up being flushed down toilets, contributing to the already high level of drug contaminates in our waterways and drinking water.

Agencies also handed out flyers on the dangers of unused drugs. If you didn't make it to one of the drop-off stations around the country please check your cupboards, medicine cabinets, and refrigerators. The proper way to dispose of unused drugs is to take them out of the bottles so they cannot be identified by people who might find them in the trash (they could end up being sold on the streets), mix them with something unappealing such as kitty litter or coffee grounds and seal them in a plastic bag or other disposable container that can be sealed.

Speaking of kitty littler, as a cat owner, I have been known to throw old pet medications in the toilet. So don't forget to check your expired pet medications.

You can help make our environment safer and help keep drugs off the streets by following a few simple steps. But please, don't flush!  For more info visit the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

Thanks to the Crisfield Police Department for their participation.

1 comment:

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