Drug Take Back Planned

Posted by on Oct 24th, 2013 and filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Those who want to rid their medicine cabinets of old unwanted prescription drugs can take part in a prescription drug drop-off on Saturday from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Most abused prescription drugs come from family and friends – often without the knowledge of the individual for whom the medication was originally prescribed. To help prevent an in-home accident, drop off unused, unwanted or expired medication at one of several local drop-off points.

These include: CVS Pharmacy – Montrose, 2037 Verdugo Blvd.; Rite-Aid Pharmacy – La Crescenta, 2647 W. Foothill Blvd.; Rite-Aid Pharmacy – La Cañada, 647 Foothill Blvd.; CVS Pharmacy – Glendale, 1122 E. Broadway [at Chevy Chase] and Smart and Final Extra – Glendale, 1855 W. Glenoaks Blvd.

This event is sponsored by the CV Alliance [CV Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalition] in partnership with the Glendale Police Dept., Crescenta Valley Sheriff Station and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The agencies remind residents to never flush medication down the toilet or drain as it can cause harm to the environment.

Individuals may drop off pills, ointments and drops; no needles or sharps.

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