Drug take back nets almost 150 pounds of medication

Fisher-Titus Medical Center employees and Norwalk police collected almost 150 pounds of unused and expired medication during the Prescription Drug Take Back event on Saturday.
Sandusky Register Staff
May 1, 2012

 

Fisher-Titus Medical Center employees and Norwalk police collected almost 150 pounds of unused and expired medication during the Prescription Drug Take Back event on Saturday.

The event happened in conjunction with a national day of awareness to prescription drug addiction and prevention. Residents were encouraged to clear their cabinets of expired or unused prescription drugs and and take them to one of several drop-off sites around the area, including the one at Fisher-Titus.

The program, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency, helps prevent pill abuse and thefts by removing potentially dangerous drugs from households.

Drop-offs at Fisher-Titus on Saturday totaled 146.6 pounds of unused or expired medication.

 

Comments

Islander4everKI

What do you do with all these meds?

ladydye_5

Islander-I heard on one news channel that they incinerate them. 

 

lugnut2511

They mix it with used coffee grinds so they dissolve, and throw them in the trash

R U Kidding me

duh it says fisher titus on the front page that means they give them to patients and charge a outrageous amount of money

Bluto

Hopefully they don't dump them down the toilet . Many of these drugs don't filter out during water treatment and end up in our lakes , rivers and eventually the fish we consumer . Please , Never flush old or unwanted medications unless instructed to do so .

JERRY from SANDUSKY

 

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