Get Ready for Another Prescription Takeback Event

Posted by on February 28, 2013 in High-Impact Prevention Services, News | 0 comments

Prescription Drug Take Back Event

Volunteers bagging up people’s unused prescription medications at the September 2012 event.

Positive Pressure, along with Two Rivers Public Health Department, Good Samaritan Hospital, ELKs, and volunteer law enforcement officers, will be holding their biannual Prescription Drug Takeback on Saturday, April 27th. The event gives residents of Buffalo County a chance to safely dispose of unneeded prescription medications in an effort to help prevent prescription drug abuse and misuse.

Positive Pressure Coordinator Tana Nelsen said, “Prescription Drug Takeback is an opportunity for our community to come together and responsibly dispose of old prescription or over-the-counter drugs. It’s great to see our community be proactive and work towards changing the issues we see in the accidental and/or intentional harm seen with prescription drugs.”

The event has taken place since 2009. In the past, up to 457 lbs. of unwanted prescription medications were recovered and destroyed.

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