DEA National RX Take Back April 28, 2018

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DEA NATIONAL RX TAKE BACK

Saturday, April 28th, 2018 FROM 10:00 AM TO 2:00 PM

 

Wellington, Kansas– On April 28th, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Wellington Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your pills for disposal to the Wellington Police Department, 200 North “C” Street.

 

Wellington Police will only accept Pills and Patches, no liquids, needles, and sharps.

 

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish 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.

 

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 28th, 2018 “Don’t BE A DEALER”, DEA Office of  Diversion Control site

 

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Terrence Dean Nichols
Terrence Dean Nichols (T.D.) was born and raised here in Wellington, KS. After graduating from Wellington High School in 2008 Terrence focused on his photography and skateboarding while working small part time jobs. Terrence enjoyed working with kids as a Paraprofessional at Washington Elementary for 3 years Before becoming the videographer/film editor for Studio 55 in early 2017.