Prescription Drug Drop A Huge Success!

On Friday May 29th, 2015 our Sergeant Tom Hickey was joined by Leslie (Haliburton, Kawartha Pineridge District Health Unit), Beth (City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team), Ashley & Alex (Loblaws Pharmacy) and a member of the Kawartha Lakes Ontario Provincial Police, for the annual Prescription Drug Drop Off at Paramedics in the Park.

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The drop off was a huge success with a tremendous response from the community. We filled 1 & 1/4 – 5 gallon pales with prescription drugs that were turned in for destruction. That is without the packaging! Of note, we were very pleased to have quantities of a number of narcotics turned in including:

Tylenol 3’s
Percocet
Hydromorphone
Codeine
Dilaudid
Sleeping Pills
These are narcotics that have been taken out of circulation and will never fall into the wrong hands.

It is also important to note that you don’t have to wait for prescription drug drop day to drop those drugs off; you can take them any pharmacy, any time and they will be happy to dispose of them for you.

Thanks to all who participated and we look forward to next year!

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