ISP partners with DEA for prescription drug take-back

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The event is being held in conjunction with National Prescription Take Back Day. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain in the original container with the cap tightly sealed.

You can turn them into designated collection sites on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, April 28th.

Communities across Vermont will take part in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this weekend. They will not accept any needles & sharps, mercury, oxygen containers, chemo/radiation substances, pressurized canisters, or illicit drugs.

For more information on locations, click on the link in the Related Links box.

Over the past year, law enforcement and prescribers took new steps to prevent opioid abuse.

If you have unused prescriptions in your house, this weekend is your chance to get rid of the medications safely.

The event is from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m., with drop-off spots in 31 cities across Nebraska, including nine locations in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area.

Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines, flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash, both pose potential safety and health hazards.

Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.

At Northwestern Medicine, efforts are under way across the health system to reduce the number of opioids prescribed and to provide safe disposal options for patients, particularly after surgeries.

Last year, Vermonters turned in 5,552 pounds of medication at more than 70 collection sites.

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