Safely Dispose Of Medications With CPD & DEA
Four Sites Available To Drop Off Drugs | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, April 27, 2013
The Cincinnati Police Department has once again partnered with the US Drug Enforcement Administration to offer citizens a safe and convenient way to dispose of unused or expired prescription and over-the counter medications.
This year there are four local drop-off sites between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday April 27, 2013:
- Kroger at 4777 Kenard Ave.
- Kroger at 2310 Ferguson Road (near the gas pumps)
- Walgreens at 2203 Beechmont Ave.
- Walgreens at 1776 Seymour Ave.
If possible, medications should be brought in their original containers, but any identifying information should be removed or obliterated from the prescription labels.
After collection, they will be disposed of in a safe and environmentally sound manner, according to local EPA guidelines.
Syringes, liquids and intravenous products are not included in the disposal program.
The service is free and anonymous.
Proper disposal of pharmaceuticals and other medications is both a safety and an environmental issue. Potential dangers from keeping unused, expired or unwanted medications include the risk that they will fall into the wrong hands and be abused, sold or traded. In Ohio, 96 percent of unintentional poisoning deaths involve drugs and medications. Flushing them contaminates our waterways and has a negative impact on ecosystems.
This is the sixth nationwide Drug Take-Back Day. During the previous five medication disposal days, more than 2 million pounds of medications were removed from circulation for proper disposal.