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Winnipeg Police Want Your Old, Unused Prescriptions

May 8, 2015 10:58 AM | News

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Have any old prescription drugs laying around? The Winnipeg Police Service would like you to get rid of them.

As part of National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day on Saturday, May 9, police have partnered with Pharmacists Manitoba and College of Manitoba of Pharmacists to encourage citizens to drop off unused or expired prescription medications.

“National endeavours such as this go a long way in ensuring that those who misuse these medications, often our youth and most vulnerable, are protected from their effects,” said Chief Devon Clunis.

Medications can be dropped off at one of the more than 300 pharmaceutical outlets around the city and the province.

The Manitoba Medication Return Program is available at pharmacies all year round.

More information is available at HealthSteward.ca.