Re-purposing Medications Part of Take-Back Day

Re-purposing Medications Part of Take-Back Day

The Drug Take-Back Days, organized periodically during the year, are primarily to help community members remove unused, unwanted or outdated medications from their homes and dispose of them in a safe, easy and environmentally safe way.

The Prevention Management Organization (PMO) of Wyoming, in partnership with the Buffalo Police Department, Johnson County Sheriff's Office and Johnson County Public Health, held a take-back day this past weekend in Buffalo, and collected the largest amount of medications they ever have, according to organizers.

Bill Hawley, Community Prevention Specialist with the PMO in Buffalo, said the collection of medications is an important benefit they give to keep community members safe.

Robin King, Public Health Response and Safe Kids Coordinator for Johnson County Public Health, explains more about the Medication Donation Program.

For those that missed the Drug Take-Back Day last Saturday, they can be dropped off at the local Public Health office or at the Criminal Justice Center, whose addresses are here:

Johnson County Public Health is located at 85 Klondike Drive; and the Criminal Justice Center is at 639 Fort Street.

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