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Prescription Drug Take Back Day Is Oct. 26

Story By: Brigitte Coles

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 10/8/2013The METRICH Enforcement Unit and local law enforcement agencies throughout Ohio will be participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day in cooperation with Operation Medicine Cabinet on Saturday, Oct. 26. Three drop off sites have been set in Richland County; Solid Waste Management Facility, 1125 National Parkway, Bellville Police Department at 320 Bell St. and the Shelby Police Department at 3100 Wareham Ave. Each location will be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Crawford County also had drop off locations, the Crawford County Sheriff's Office at 3613 Stetzer Rd., Bucyrus and Galion Community Hospital at 269 Portland Way South in Galion.   In April of this year, more than 1,800 pounds of medication was collected during the Prescription Drug Take Back event. Operation Medicine Cabinet and other collection programs are designed to protect children, water and food supplies and decrease prescription drug abuse by making it easier for people to properly dispose of unused or expired medication. The program is confidential and no personal information is collected. All prescription labels must be removed before arriving to the drop off locations. Items that will be collected include: Prescription medicines of any kind Over-the-counter medications Medication samples Pet Medications Vitamins, inhalers Medicated ointments and lotions Liquid medications leak-proof containers Items that will not be accepted: Needles, syringes, lancets IV bags, hydrogen peroxide Thermometers, aersol cans Bloody or infectious waste Empty containers Personal products (non-medicated shampoo etc.)  The event is sponsored by the Mansfield Police Department, Shelby Police Department, Bellville Police Department, Richland County Solid Waste Management Authority, Richland County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, MedCentral Mansfield Hospital and the Mansfield-Ontario-Richland County Health Department. For more information contact Lt. Keith Porch, 419-755-9726.  
   
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