255.5 lbs of Unused Prescriptions Collected in Take-Back

Posted by on October 31, 2013 in High-Impact Prevention Services, News | 0 comments

On October 26, the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, along with volunteers from Positive Pressure, Kearney/Holdrege Elks Lodge #984, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Two Rivers Public Health Department, collected 255.5 lbs of expired, unwanted, and unused prescription medication as part of another Prescription Drug Take-Back.

According to the National Survey on Drug Use & Health, prescription drugs are the second-most abused category of drugs in America, and over 70% of people who abuse them get them from friends or family members. By safely disposing of unwanted medications, Buffalo County community members are eliminating opportunities for prescription drug abuse and helping build a healthier Buffalo County.

If you were unable to join us on Saturday, please visit the following pharmacy drop-boxes to dispose of your medications year round: Kearney Clinic, Medicap, and U-Save Pharmacy. For more information on Positive Pressure or the Prescription Drug Take-Back, contact Tana Nelsen at 308-865-2283 or by email.

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