Occasion offers alternative for correct disposal of medicines
DALLAS – Expired, unused and undesirable drugs in our properties can presumably find yourself within the fallacious palms and result in one thing tragic. To stop accidents and improper disposal of probably dangerous substances, Parkland Well being & Hospital System and the Dallas County Hospital District Police Division are collaborating within the Nationwide Prescription Drug Take Again Day.
Parkland will host the take-back from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 24 at a number of of its Dallas County areas together with: Moody Outpatient Storage, 5143 Maple Ave., Dallas 75235; Garland Well being Heart, 802 Hopkins St., Garland 75040; and deHaro-Saldivar Well being Heart, 1400 Westmoreland Rd., Dallas 75211.
The occasion is free and open to the general public. Neighborhood members can drive into the parking zone, hand the drugs to a legislation enforcement officer and drive away with no questions requested.
Based on the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Well being, 9.7 million folks misused prescription ache relievers, 4.9 million folks misused prescription stimulants and 5.9 million folks misused prescription tranquilizers or sedatives in 2019.
“A majority of misused pharmaceuticals are obtained from residence drugs cupboards,” stated DCHD Police Officer Samuel Barker “The occasion will enable people to securely and anonymously flip in any unused or expired prescription or over-the-counter drugs.”
Greater than 4,153 legislation enforcement companies throughout the nation took half within the nineteenth Nationwide Take Again Day occasion in October 2020. Throughout that occasion, 985,392 kilos, or the equal of 492.7 tons, had been collected at 4,587 websites.
By no means Flush Medicines or Medicine
“It’s additionally vital to recollect to by no means flush these substances or pour them down the drain. Flushing medication can contaminate our lakes and streams and harm aquatic species as a result of most of those chemical substances go by way of remedy crops,” stated Miranda Skaaning, Parkland’s Sustainability Supervisor. “Profiting from the drug take again packages ensures that we proceed to guard our surroundings and wildlife.”
For extra details about the correct solution to get rid of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, contact the poison consultants on the North Texas Poison Heart at Parkland, 1-800-222-1222, or go to www.poisoncontrol.org. For extra details about Parkland, go to www.parklandhospital.com