(ORILLIA, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is calling Prescription Drug Drop Off Day across the province this past weekend a huge success.
Over 70 OPP detachments participated this year across Ontario. A total of 138 kilograms of prescription medications were received by the OPP from the public who participated in this public health and safety awareness initiative on Saturday, May 10.
Locally, Caledon residents brought in over 10 kilograms of prescription medications.
The success of this initiative is measured by the public awareness generated in our communities in regards to the dangers associated with unused prescription medications.
Better awareness of the dangers of unused or expired medications means that people are increasingly making a greater effort to take prescription drugs back to the pharmacy where they can easily be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.
Continued vigilance by those who are in possession of drugs that can be dangerous when they fall into the hands of those for whom they were not intended, will help to curb this public safety issue.