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Medication Drug Drop-Off Day Tuesday June 26th, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Shoppers Drug Mart, Cassells Street North Bay

June 13, 2018

Community partners join forces for Medication Drug Drop-Off Day

Tuesday June 26th, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Shoppers Drug Mart, Cassells Street

It’s time to spring clean your medicine cabinets! The 6th annual Medication Drug Drop-off Day will take place at Shoppers Drug Mart at 2025 Cassells Street in North Bay, June 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.The public is invited to drop-off unused or expired prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, herbal supplements on this day for safe disposal.

This event is organized by the following community partners:The Stay on Your Feet Nipissing Parry Sound Coalition, North Bay & Area Drug Strategy Committee, North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit with the support of the North Bay Police Service.

The goals of the Medication Drop-Off Day are:

  • To promote the safe storage and disposal of prescription, over-the counter and other drugs;
  • To increase awareness that unused or expired prescriptions, over-the-medications, vitamins and herbal supplements can be returned to any pharmacy for safe disposal any day of the year.

To reduce the amount of drugs that are available in people’s homes;

To reduce the environmental impact associated with the inappropriate disposal of these drugs in the garbage and sewer systems; and

About the Stay on Your Feet Coalition

Every day older adults fall and need medical attention. In fact, one in three older adults 65+ fall each year, even though falls are preventable. The Stay on your Feet Coalition supports healthy active aging for older adults. The goal of the coalition is to help older adults stay active, stay independent and stay on their feet. For more information, visit the www.myhealthunit.ca

About the North Bay & Area Drug Strategy Committee

The purpose of the North Bay & Area Drug Strategy Committee is to create a strategy that will address substance misuse and addictions through prevention, treatment, enforcement, and harm reduction.

The vision is a safer and healthier community that optimizes the lives, abilities and health of all individuals.

For Media inquiries or interview about the event please contact

Fran Laframboise, Stay on your Feet Coalition - 705-474-1400Ext. 5200[email protected]

or

Pat Cliche, North Bay & Area Drug Strategy- 705-840-7272[email protected]