Monday, May 16, 2011

Second medication drop-off a success

Greenwich Time (Greenwich, CT) May 15, 2011

"Nearly 7,000 pounds of unwanted and expired medications were turned in to police stations throughout Connecticut during a national event which took place on April 30.
The Greenwich Police Department participated in the national prescription drug take-back initiative for the second time seeking to take medications off the street so they could be disposed of properly.
About 40 people showed up to Greenwich police headquarters to drop off medication during the initiative, which was sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency. Across New England, officials pulled in nearly 39,000 pounds of medication, according to officials. More than 180 tons of medication were collected across the country, where more than 5,000 collection sites were set up. Exact figures for medication collected in Greenwich were not available." Read More

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