When a physician prescribes medication for a patient, it is only intended for that person. Sometimes, when prescriptions lie around unused or expired, they can end up in the hands of people they were not intended for ultimately leading to prescription drug abuse. Police agencies and health organizations are working together, again this year, to fight against this public health and safety issue.
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be participating in a province-wide initiative that will provide people an opportunity to dispose of old and unused prescription medications. Prescription Drug Drop Off Day will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016.
The OPP is making more than sixty (60) detachment locations available across Ontario, so the public can simply and safely dispose of unwanted, unused or expired medications. Officers and volunteers will be on hand to take the medications from community members.
The public is also reminded that they can drop off any unused medications, at any time, to their local pharmacist.
Elliot Lake – Elliot Lake OPP Detachment, 47 Hillside Drive North, Elliot Lake. Drop off hours from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. in the Front Lobby.
Wawa – SE OPP Detachment Wawa, 34 Pinewood Drive from 3 pm – 5pm.