Florissant Prescription Drug Take-Back Was A Success, Mayor Says
Florissant Mayor Tom Schneider is pleased to announce the success of the nationwide prescription drug “Take-Back” initiative. The Florissant Police Department, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and other government, community, public health and law enforcement partners participated on Saturday, September 29 at the Florissant Police Department. .
The program offered safe disposal of prescription medications that were unwanted, unused or expired. These medications could pose a serious health risk to children and pets and may be abused if not disposed of properly. These events are only made possible through the dedicated work and commitment of our state, federal, local, and tribal partners. The response from our citizens was tremendous, and Schneider thanked everyone who participated.
The police department collected over 170 pounds of prescription medication for incineration that would otherwise have entered into the water system via the sanitary sewers. Although sewer treatment removes most of the prescriptions flushed, traces of the unused drugs end up in rivers, streams and oceans.
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