Do you still have that bottle of pills leftover from when you were sick back in 2009? Did your doctor switch your blood pressure medicine, but you were unsure of what to do with the leftovers from the old prescription? There are lots of reasons that you may have unwanted medicines in your home. However, those unwanted medicines could pose a danger. Curious young children could get into your medicine cabinet or a patient may get confused and take the wrong medication.
Knox County's Old Prescription Round Up will allow you to play it safe and get rid of those unused medicines. Saturday, April 28 from 10am to 2 pm, Foster's pharmacy in Centerburg will be one of 4 drop-off locations in Knox County.
The other three locations are:
Mount Vernon: The Knox Count Health Department
Fredericktown: The Fredericktown Police Department, 182 S. Main Street
Danville: St. Lukes Community Center parking lot
You can bring most of your unwanted medicines, but the drop-off locations are unable to accept any liquids, injectables or inhalers. Please remove pills from their original containers and place in plastic baggies.
Knox County's Round Up is held to coincide with the Drug Enforcement Agency's National Drug Take-back Initiative. There will be drop-off locations throughout the United States, so pass the word on to friends and relatives even if they live outside of Knox County. You can search for collections sites by clicking here.
The Old Prescription Round Up is sponsored in Knox County by the following organizations:
Mental Health and Recovery for Knox and Licking Counties
Arms of an Angel Foundation
Knox County Health Department
Alcohol and Drug Freedom Center
Danville Police Department
Knox Community Hospital
Mount Vernon Police Department
Fredericktown Police Department
Office of the Knox County Sheriff