Hinsdale Police Want Your Drugs

Hinsdale Police to participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 26.

The Hinsdale Police Department is will participation in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s eighth annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 26.

Part of a nationwide initiative, Hinsdale Police will be collecting expired, unused, unwanted prescription drugs and over the counter drugs for destruction from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the police station, located at 101 Symonds Drive.

Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are increasing at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Many people do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away -- both potential safety and health hazards, police said in a news advisory.

The prescription drug take back program is free and will be anonymous for all who

participate. Participants may dispose of medication in its original container but should remove any identifying information from the prescription label or by removing the medication from its original container and disposing of it directly in the disposal box.

Not accepted are liquid products, intravenous solutions and syringes. Hinsdale Police ensure the meds will be properly disposed of, without going in to the water stream.

For more information on this free program, please contact Officer Michael Coughlin at 630-789-7084 or mcoughlin@villageofhinsdale.org.

Tracy Burke Schafer April 10, 2014 at 07:23 AM
It always breaks my heart to see all the meds being thrown into the trash. It is too bad there is not a way to donate them to those in need. I know..too many nuts out there it is not possible, but so many can't afford their medication, I just hate seeing all the waste.


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