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Meridian Anti-Drug Coalition to host prescription drug take-back

The Meridian Anti-Drug Coalition, or MADC, is holding a prescription drug take-back event.

The drive-through event is taking place Saturday, October 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Republic Services. This is a Drug Enforcement Administration event that aims to take back dangerous, expired, unwanted and unused prescription drugs.

The Ada County Medication Collection Program was created in 2009. And since then, the program has collected over 37 tons of prescription drugs.

“This initiative addresses a vital public safety and health issue,” MADC Director Kendall Nagy, said. “Medicines kept in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. It is important you safely dispose of unused medications and lock up the ones you need to keep in your home.”

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The news release sent out by the City of Meridian said people who drop off will receive resources information. Central District health will have overdose kits and medication lockboxes available and Republic Services will have Sharps Containers. All items are free as long as they are still available upon arrival.

For more information, call 208-559-7528.

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Autum Robertson - BoiseDev Reporter
Autum Robertson is a BoiseDev reporter focused on Meridian and McCall. Contact her at [email protected].

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