Fall drug take-back set for Oct. 26

You have a chance to safely dispose of unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs at the fall drug take-back event at MainCor.

The semi-annual Drug Take-Back Day is held in partnership with the KCPD Central Patrol Division and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. 

The drugs will be taken for safe disposal and the containers will be recycled by local veterinarians. UMKC pharmacy students will be on hand to identify rare or unmarked substances.

Both prescription and over-the-counter drugs can be turned in.

If you will be disposing of syringes, please be sure they are in a safe container that states that there are needles in the container before they are handed over.

The event takes place Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MainCor parking lot, 3512 Main Street.

If you are not able to attend the event, but have old prescriptions you would like to safely dispose of, Central Patrol will be making special arrangements to pick up those prescriptions on Friday, October 25.

The organizers say this is especially important to senior living and health care facilities, so please spread the message to your loved ones and neighbors.

Call Master Patrol Officer James Schriever at (816) 759-6313 to arrange a special pick-up.

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