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Des Moines Police Prescription Drug Disposal Event
Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Most people are unaware that medicines languishing in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. The rate of prescription abuse in the US is increasing at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. In addition, many people do not know how to properly dispose of their unused or outdated prescriptions.

This event will take place on Saturday, April 26th, 2014 at the following locations,
during the specified times (look for the Des Moines Mobile Precinct):

Bartell Drugs - Parking Lot
21615 Pacific Hwy South
Des Moines, WA 98198
Collection Times: 9am-1pm
Bartell Drugs - Parking Lot
27055 Pacific Hwy South
Des Moines, WA 98198
Collection Times: 2pm-6pm

For additional information on how to properly dispose of medications, please visit the following websites:

http://www.takebackyourmeds.org/
http://www.ghc.org/pharmacy/medicationdisposal.jhtml
http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/index.html
http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/take-back-your-meds/index.asp
http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm101653.htm
http://www.atg.wa.gov/page.aspx?id=23610
http://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp
http://www.p2d2program.wordpress.com