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Big haul of medications taken in during Drug Drop-off Day

The 7th annual Medication Drug Drop-off Day took place at the Cassells Street Shoppers Drug Mart on Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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A total of 55 pounds of medications were dropped off by 28 individuals during Friday’s community medication drug drop off day,  Pat Cliche, from the Community Drug Strategy North Bay & Area told BayToday.

The 7th annual Medication Drug Drop-off Day took place at the Cassells Street Shoppers Drug Mart on Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This event was organized by the Community Drug Strategy North Bay & Area Committee, the Stay on Your Feet Nipissing Parry Sound Coalition and the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit with the support of the North Bay Police Service.

The key goals of the medication drug drop off day are to promote the safe storage and disposal of prescription, over-the counter and other drugs, to reduce the amount of drugs that are available in people’s homes, to reduce the environmental impact associated with the inappropriate disposal of these drugs in the garbage and sewer systems, and to increase awareness that unused or expired prescriptions, over-the-medications, vitamins and herbal supplements can be returned to any pharmacy for safe disposal any day of the year.




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