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Drug take-back program allows for safe prescription drug disposal

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- A new effort is under way to help St. Louis-area residents get rid of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications.

Missouri P2D2 starting Friday will be placing medicine collection boxes at four St. Louis County Police station for residents to safely dispose of the medicines they no longer use.

There is no charge and residents can turn in the medications anonymously.

The program was designed to provide a safe disposal of unwanted medicines. Missouri P2D2 wants to keep these unneeded medicines off the street and out of our water ways. The programs also offers families a safe way to get rid of their unwanted drugs, reducing the risk of accidental poisoning in small children and teens experimenting with drugs.  

The effort is a partnership among police, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Missouri American Water and Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District.

For more information, click here.

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