Community partners join forces for National Prescription Drugs Drop-off Day – Saturday May 21st, 2016
Time to spring clean your medicine cabinets! The fourth annual National Prescription Drugs Drop-off Day is coming soon. The North Bay Police Service and the Stay on Your Feet Coalition invites the public to return their unused or expired prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, herbal supplements on this day for safe disposal:
Event: National Prescription Drugs Drop-off Day
Date: Saturday May 21st 2016
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Shoppers Drug Mart, 2025 Cassells Street, North Bay
The goals of Prescription Drop-off Day are:
- To promote both the safe storage and disposal of prescription, over-the-counter and other drugs;
- To reduce the amount of these drugs available in people’s homes;
- To reduce the environmental impact associated with the inappropriate disposal of these drugs in the garbage and sewer systems; and
- To increase awareness about the safe storage and disposal of unused medication.
About the Stay on Your Feet Coalition
Every day older adults fall and need medical attention. In fact, one in three older adults 65+ fall each year, even though falls are preventable. The Stay on your Feet Coalition supports healthy active aging for older adults. The goal of the coalition is to help older adults stay active, stay independent and stay on their feet. For more information, visit the www.myhealthunit.ca
About National Prescription Drugs Drop-off Day
Now in its fourth year, National Prescription Drugs Drop-off Day is organized by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), together with Health Canada, Public Safety Canada, Partnership for a Drug Free Canada, the Canadian Pharmacists Association, and the Canadian Medical Association and police agencies from across the country, who host events with their community partners to provide an easy way for people to dispose of unused and expired prescription drugs. For more information, visit the CACP’s website.
The public is reminded that they can return their unused or expired prescription or over-the-counter medications to any pharmacy any day of the year.