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Drug Drop-Offs Could Become Permanent in PA

Drug Drop-Offs Could Become Permanent in PA

Are you someone who uses prescription medication? Do you have to take pills daily or weekly? Do you ever have leftover or expired medication? Do you have any idea what you should do with those leftover pills? They can be extremely dangerous, especially to children. Or the drugs could get into the water supply and pollute the groundwater. These drugs can be extremely hazardous in many ways. That's why you should dispose of your leftover or expired medications in a safe place. Usually, that means a dropbox that's designed for drug disposal. In Pennsylvania, the temporary medication drop-boxes that have appeared in various places in the state may be become permanent, according to sources.

National Drug Take Back Day was last week, and it was a time when people were encouraged to get rid of old or expired medications so that they aren't dangerously hanging around. "By having old or outdated or unused medications in your medicine cabinet, you open up the opportunity for that medication to either be misused or abused," said Jay Pagni, the PA governor's Press Secretary. But in PA, the drug drop boxes were only temporary. However, the Pennsylvania governor, Tom Corbett, has introduced a plan that would make the drug disposal boxes permanent in 250 places in Pennsylvania. It's part of Corbett's Healthy PA plan, which includes various other provisions to keep Pennsylvanians from harmful prescription drugs.

Do you use or abuse prescription medication? Do you take prescription painkillers like Vicodin, Percocet, or OxyContin? These drugs are more dangerous than street drugs, accounting for three quarters of all overdose deaths. Call Retreat at Lancaster County to learn more about how you can break addiction. We're located conveniently close to PA, OH, NJ, MD, DE, and NY.

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