On October 26th from 10am to 2pm. TCCASA along with the Tioga County Sherriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for “stop and drop” disposal to TCCASA at 6 McMaster St. Owego (across from Owego Agway). The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Past events have been a success with the help of Tioga County Sherriff and Tioga County Health and Human Services. Last April, TCCASA collected 151 lbs. of unwanted medications, and this October we need your help to have another productive event.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety as well as a public health issue. Medicines that sit in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.
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