Nampa Police Collecting Expired, No Longer Needed Prescriptions
These days we hear a lot about the war on drugs. There's a lot going on in our country around drug use, abuse, and now--fentanyl. The deadly chemical used by illegal drug makers to cheapen the cost of drug production has taken the lives of young men and women all across the nation and recently, it feels as though fentanyl deaths have been on a terror.
There's another type of drug abuse prominent in our nation and that is the abuse of prescription drugs. Whether it is in the form of reliance on these drugs, or the abuse of them by folks who were never prescribed them in the first place--there is a looming threat from prescription drugs.
The Nampa Police Department is stepping up to do their part in cutting down on the abuse--or the potential for abuse--of these prescription drugs. On Saturday, April 22nd from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at CWI Micron, you can safely dispose of drugs that you no longer need.
Here's what you can drop off:
- All solid dosage pharmaceutical products
- Liquids in consumer containers
- Liquid products, such as cough syrup, sealed in their original container
- Ensure the cap on any liquid is sealed to prevent leakage
Here's what you can't drop off:
- Intra-venous solutions
- Chemotherapy medications
- Medical waste
In a statement on social media Nampa Police said that too often, prescription drugs fall into the hands of the wrong folks--and outlined details on their take-back event:
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