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St. Charles sponsors prescription drug take-back program

9:48 AM, May 4, 2010   |    comments
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KSDK -- St. Charles City leaders are offering local residents and businesses an opportunity to properly dispose of their unwanted prescription drugs.

The St. Charles mayor and city council, as well as the St. Charles Senior Citizens Advisory Commission, are sponsoring a prescription drug take-back program this weekend, according to Lt. Mike Akers, spokesman for the St. Charles Police Department.

The take-back event is slated for May 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the St. Charles Police Department, Akers said.

Those interested in participating should bring a valid ID to verify they are at least 18 years of age. People can bring in medication from anyone living in their household, but it should come in its original packaging. Medications from licenses pharmacists will be accepted, including controlled substances, liquids containing medications, prescription inhalers and medicated ointments or patches.

Akers stipulated the following items will not be accepted at the take-back: illicit drugs (such as cocaine or marijuana), sharp objects (including needles), radioactive medicines, bio-hazard materials, glass thermometers or other medical devices.


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