Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Police stations get drop boxes for unused prescription drugs

The Take Back Your Meds campaign is in full swing and gaining some attention for the issues at hand.

The Tacoma News Tribune published this article which notes that the Health Department and local law enforcement agencies are putting steel drop boxes at police stations in Pierce County so people can anonymously drop off their unused meds. This is just a short-term solution to try and curb the accidents and deaths related to leftover medications.

This photo from the Tacoma News Tribune, shows one of the safe drug drop boxes found in Pierce County.

The Peninsula Daily News also published an article about the dangers of leftover prescription drugs, citing the death of a young Port Angeles girl who died when she overdosed on methadone. A local pharmacy in Port Angeles has been running a safe take-back program for over a year and half and has collected over two tons of prescription meds and containers.

For more information about the Take Back Your Meds campaign, go to their website at

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