May 9th is Prescription Drug Drop Off Day
ORILLIA, ON, May 5, 2015 /CNW/ - Prescription medications can be misused in ways not intended by the physician who prescribes them. In an effort to help keep drugs out of the wrong hands, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be supporting the Prescription Drug Drop Off Day by participating in the collection of unused or expired prescription medications.
Police and health agencies in communities across the province will work together on Saturday May 9th to encourage residents to dispose of unused and expired prescription medication in a secure and environmentally-friendly manner.
The OPP will be making several sites available for residents to simply drop off unwanted prescription medications for disposal on Saturday May 9th between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. For a complete list of OPP locations where you can safely drop off your meds, go to http://www.opp.ca/media/rx-drop-2015.pdf
We see results when police work together with communities, health agencies and the citizens of this province, working together mobilizing for community safety and well-being. Police would like to remind the public that all pharmacies in Ontario will accept your unused prescriptions anytime.
The public is encouraged to contact their local OPP Detachment for any questions about this important community safety initiative.
SOURCE Ontario Provincial Police
For further information: Detective Staff Sergeant Scott Mills, Phone: (705) 351-8895