National Prescription Drug Take Back Day happening this Saturday

TPD to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

TPD to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

It's set for Saturday, from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m.at the police department on East 7th Avenue.

Flushing drugs down the toilet or throwing them in the trash can cause harmful contaminants to end up in wastewater treatment plants.

The goal of the event is to eliminate prescription drug abuse by turning in expired or unused prescription drugs with no questions asked.

The Kansas Attorney General's Office says medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse.

President Trump is encouraging Americans to rid their medicine cabinets of leftover prescription drugs by turning them in to designated collection sites on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, Oct. 28.

Lt. Smith also says if you do have medications at home, make sure they're in a childproof container, and where others can not reach or find.

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Every day, prescription drugs are taken by a friend or family - or stolen in break-ins.

Despite the increase in national attention on the opioid overdose epidemic, perception of harm of misusing painkiller has declined in Socorro County, according to convenience survey data collected from about 300 residents annually over the past four years.

- I'm the Journal-World's public safety reporter.

Locally, the Morton Police Department is participating in the event.

"The drop off box is available during normal business hours, 8 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or by calling 744-7560 or 911 if it is after hours, and we can let you in to drop off the meds", said Eveleth Police Chief Tim Koivunen. Items accepted: Any unwanted prescriptions or over-the-counter medicines. An officer will be on hand to assist with the disposing of the unused drugs.

Police say those who wish to dispose of liquid medication can pour the medication into a plastic sealable bag and add used coffee grounds or kitty litter, then seal the bag securely and throw it away. "It is also a medication and narcotic disposal program", explained Swanson.

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