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LOCAL POLICE COLLECTED UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS APRIL 30th AT BRECKSVILLE PUBLIC SQUARE
[BRECKSVILLE, OHIO] – On April 30, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Brecksville Police Department once again hosted a local prescription drug take back day. The event was in collaboration with the Community Awareness, the Brecksville and Broadview Heights CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) and the Drug Enforcement Bureau (DEA). These collection programs protect our children, our water and our food supplies, and decrease prescription drug abuse by making it easier for you to properly dispose of unused or expired medication.
The local event was a huge success with collections of prescription medicines exceeding past years. According to Officer John Chrisopulos, the Brecksville location collected over 290 pounds of pills and 120 pounds of prescription liquids.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, 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.
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