Wednesday, April 30, 2014
MetroHealth's First Prescription Drug Take Back Day A Success
MetroHealth's first-ever Prescription Drug Take Back Day event was a success, taking eight boxes of prescription drugs off of people's shelves and potentially off of the streets.
MetroHealth Police Captain Gerald Loudin and event organizer Joan Lippus reported that 60 cars came through the drive-thru, with guests showing up until the very last minute Saturday.
"It gives folks an opportunity to dispose of their unwanted, unused medications and drugs in a safe way," Loudin told WKYC Channel 3. "It keeps them from ending up down drains or in landfills. It's a very good way to dispose of medications in an environmentally safe way. It removes the potential for accidental poisonings at home. It also reduces the opportunity, the temptation, for children and adolescents to get involved with unused medications. It makes for a safer, more secure home environment and a safer Cleveland."
The event, done in conjunction with and paid for by the Drug Enforcement Administration, was featured on both WKYC Channel 3
and NewsChannel 5.