Sites collect unused, expired medications

Jackson County continues to offer a medication disposal program.

Unused and expired medications may be taken to one of the collection sites for proper disposal to prevent accidental use of medications no longer useful when a prescription is changed or discontinued.

Collection sites are at Bevers Pharmacy, 105 W. Second St., Seymour; Family Drug, 810 W. Commerce St., Brownstown; and Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, 150 E. State Road 250, Brownstown.

Proper disposal prevents illegal use or theft, including identity theft from discarded containers with patient information.

Pets and children can be poisoned from accidental ingestion of unwanted medicines thrown away in the trash.

Keeping prescription and over-the-counter medications out of the environment is an important way to prevent land and water pollution as well, organizers said.

Sponsors include the sheriff’s department, Jackson County Drug-Free Council, Bevers Pharmacy, Family Drug and Jackson County Recycling District.

For information, call Jackson County Recycling District at 358-4277or Jackson County Drug-Free Council at 216-2229.

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