Prescription Drug Take-Back Nets 346 Pounds of Old Medications

Posted by on May 30, 2013 in High-Impact Prevention Services, News | 0 comments

At the April 27 Prescription Drug Take-Back event, volunteers collected 14 boxes, totaling 346 lbs., of unwanted and unused medication. The event was organized by Buffalo County Community Partners’ Positive Pressure coalition, Good Samaritan Hospital, the Elks, Two Rivers Public Health Department, and local law enforcement as part of the DEA’s National Take-Back Initiative.

“It’s exciting to see the numbers go up each year and have each event be more successful than the previous. Our community realizes that there are many potential dangers to keeping these unwanted or unused prescriptions and the value of properly disposing them, and we are more than happy to serve as the resource. A big thank you to all of the volunteers who help make the event such a big success,” said Positive Pressure Coordinator Tana Nelsen.

Positive Pressure has another Prescription Drug Take-Back scheduled to take place in October. By turning your unused medications in for safe disposal, you reduce the risk of theft and abuse, environmental contamination, and more. For more information, visit positivepressure.org.

Volunteers collect unwanted medication at the Prescription Take-Back in Good Samaritan Hospital’s parking lot.

Volunteers collect unwanted medication at the Prescription Take-Back in Good Samaritan Hospital’s parking lot.

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