Madison County drug program collects over 2,500 medications sinc - KMOV.com

Madison County drug program collects over 2,500 medications since 2015

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MADISON COUNTY, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

In just under a year, the Madison County Sheriff's Office has collected over thousands of over-the-counter and prescribed medications through their safety initiative. 

Since the "Rx 4 Safety" program obtained approval for grant funding in April 2015, the Madison County Sheriff's Office has received more than 2,500 pounds of medications and other medical items. 

The Sheriff's Office wants people to know they do not have to wait for a specific time or date to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs. Through the program people can give their unwanted medications to the sheriff's office 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. Medical items accepted include vitamins, cough syrup, liquids, narcotics, hormones, painkillers, antibiotics, oils and ointments, and unidentified pills. 

However, the Sheriff's Office does not accept oxygen tanks, inhalers, mercury thermometers, hearing aids, household waste, or  needles. 

For questions, comments, or more information on the Rx 4 Safety initiative, contact the Administrator of Business Affair for Madison County Jaimie Linton  at (618) 296-4850. 

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