04/18/2011

Drug Take Back Program

 

 

Camden County Sheriff’s Office and Osage Beach Police Department TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS APRIL 30

 

Lake of the Ozarks – On April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Camden County Sheriff’s Office, Osage Beach 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.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

 

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.

The turn in sites address are located at

 

Camden County Ambulance base in Climax Springs at 13808 N. St. Hwy 7

Camden County Ambulance base in Macks Creek   at 14348 W. US 54

Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District at 16593 N St. hwy 5

Osage Beach Police Department at 1000 City Parkway

Camden County Sheriff’s Department lobby at 1 Court Circle in Camdenton.

 

 
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