Published: Tue, October 30, 2018
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National Prescription Take Back Day

National Prescription Take Back Day

Residents of Biloxi are asked to bring in unused drugs to the Lopez-Quave Public Safety Center Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 they may be disposed of properly.

Saturday it was time to empty out the medicine cabinet for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

"It just helps to alleviate a lot of problems in people's homes", Pevehouse said.

"You literally can just drive right up, you don't even have to get out of your vehicle". The event will also educate the public about potential for abuse of medications and the harm to the environment. The drop-off locations can not accept needles, mercury thermometers, oxygen containers, chemotherapy or radioactive substances or pressurized canisters like asthma inhalers.Naloxone rescue kits are also available without a prescription at Intermountain Healthcare pharmacies and at participating Associated Foods Store pharmacies. Medications may be left in original containers, but it's not necessary. Personal information will be removed from the containers.

Since the day was created in 2010, police have taken in thousands of pounds of medication drugs every year.

You'll be able to drop off pills at multiple locations across the region.

"This may encourage them to look at their own situation and their own drug supply if they have drugs sitting around their house it's better to participate and turn them in", Anders said. We've had relatives steal them from relatives, they try to consume them, they try to sell them. "It's been over a year and they're sitting there and I don't want to be tempted, so I'm throwing them away".

The National Take Back initiative in the Sedgwick County area will collect any expired or unwanted prescriptions or over-the-counter medications.

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