Law enforcement agencies offer a free prescription drug take-back on Saturday, April 30. Participants may get rid of unwanted and unused prescription pills by turning them in at one of five drop-off locations, no questions asked.


Three event highlights

What is it? Law enforcement agencies offer a free prescription drug take-back on Saturday, April 30. Participants may get rid of unwanted and unused prescription pills by turning them in at one of five drop-off locations, no questions asked. "We will then dispose of the drugs for you so they don't end up in our water supply or on the street," Sgt. Bill Moulder of the Camden County Sheriff's Office said. Why was this event organized? Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. How is this useful to me? Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. 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.


If you go
When Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where Camden County Ambulance station in Climax Springs; Camden County Ambulance station in Macks Creek; Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District headquarters; Osage Beach Police Department and Camden County Sheriff's Office
Info 573-346-2243