DPD installs prescription take-back unit
The Decatur Police Department will install a Drug Collection Unit inside the police department located at city hall at 402 Lee St. NE after receiveing a grant from CVS/pharmacy.
The unit will be installed Fri., April 10, to provide residents with a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired medication, including controlled substances.
The unit is meant to reduce the amount of unneeded medicine in residents’ homes and decrease prescription drug abuse. It will also help prevent contamination of local landfills and water supplies from medications.
The unit will accept prescription medications, prescription patches, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, samples and medications for pets. The unit will not accept hydrogen peroxide, inhalers, aerosol cans, ointments, lotions, liquids, medications from businesses or clinics, needles or thermometers.