Regular program to take back unwanted and unused drugs-no questions asked.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Information was provided by the Drug Enforcement Information and the Ladue Police Department. This Saturday, September 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the the Ladue Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to Ladue Pharmacy, 9832 Clayton Rd. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last April, Americans turned in 552,161 pounds—276 tons—of prescription drugs at over 5,600 sites operated by the DEA and nearly 4,300 state and local law enforcement partners. In its four previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners…
Ladue pharmacy to collect expired drugs this Saturday.
The United States Drug Enforcement Agency is conducting its second annual "Take Back" campaign for unused or expired drug prescriptions this Saturday throughout the nation. The Ladue Rexall Pharmacy at 9832 Clayton Rd. in Ladue will be the collection point 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. A uniformed Ladue Police Officer will be assisting with the program. "This was a very big success last year. Ladue Pharmacy asked if we'd participate, and I said sure," said Ladue's police chief Rich Wooten. Last year, there were more than 4,000 take-back sites in all 50 states and 242,000 pounds or 121 tons of prescription drugs were collected. The drugs will be dumped into cealed containers and incinerated and the plastic bottles will be recycled. All giving…