National Prescription Drug Drop Off Day is Saturday: Winnipeg Police

National Prescription Drug Drop Off Day is Saturday: Winnipeg Police

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Have old prescriptions in the back of your medicine cabinet? Here’s your chance to dispose of them – safely.

The Winnipeg Police Service have teamed up with Pharmacists Manitoba for National Prescription Drug Drop Off Day on Saturday, May 21.

“When it comes to the safety of our community, small measures can make a huge impact,” said Chief Devon Clunis.  “We’re asking all Winnipeggers to take a few moments to go through their medicine cabinets, identify medication that is no longer needed and then drop it off at your local pharmacy for proper disposal.

“All too often we do not give it a second thought, but those medications in the wrong hands can have catastrophic consequences for vulnerable or young people wishing to experiment. Help us remove this risk.”

Clunis added flushing the prescriptions down the drain can be an environmental hazard.

All pharmacies in Manitoba are participating. There is no cost to drop off your unused prescriptions.

-Staff

MRP


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