Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Durham, Middlefield Clinic Nets 110 Pounds of Unused Prescription Drugs

The Middletown Press (Durham, CT) May 5, 2014

"Middlefield and Durham residents turned in more than 110 pounds of prescription drugs during last week’s take-back day coordinated by state and local authorities.

On April 26, Connecticut State Police Troop F in Westbrook and the Drug Enforcement Administration gave the public an opportunity to dispose of expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs. This effort to allow for safe, legal and environmentally-friendly disposal of prescription drugs takes place twice a year and is a free service to all residents. Several people took part in this event at the Middlefield and Durham Resident Troopers offices, ridding homes of potentially dangerous substances.

This effort reduces the risk of prescription drugs being consumed inappropriately — either by accident or through illegal sale or possession, according to the Middlefield Durham Local Wellness Coalition." Read more

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