Safely Dispose Of Your Old Prescriptions Saturday

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One day after President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a national health emergency, law enforcement officials in Louisville said they are still looking at how it will help them. People wishing to dispose of medications can do so between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Police officials will accept pills and other solid forms of medication, but will not accept liquids, needles or sharps. In fact, teens report getting prescription drugs to abuse from medicine cabinets in their homes or their friends' homes.

The misuse of unused and expired medications has become a significant public safety issue, according to U.S. Department of Justice. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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On Saturday, the public can bring their pills for disposal to the following sites: Gloversville Police Department lobby, Fulton County Sheriffs Department, Gloversville Rite Aid, Gloversville CVS, Walmart Pharmacy in Gloversville and Price Chopper Pharmacy in Johnstown.

You can safely get rid of unwanted prescription drugs at different locations across the state on Saturday. "The NTBI, now in its 7th year, has collected tens of tons of drugs from the medicine cabinets of those around the country, preventing those would use them for un-prescribed use or distribution to others".

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During its 13th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in April 2017, the DEA and more than 4,200 of its national, tribal, and community law enforcement partners collected 900,000 pounds (450 tons) of unwanted prescription drugs at nearly 5,500 collection sites.

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