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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Addictive Medication Returned

Owen Sound | by Claire McCormack  

Meds returned to pharmacy in a Public Health Campaign to 'Attack' misuse of medication.

A local campaign to "Attack" the problem of medication misuse is a success.

One hundred and fifty people were recently given free Owen Sound Attack OHL game tickets for dropping off their old and unused medication at the Rexall Pharma Plus in downtown Owen Sound.

A Public Health Grey Bruce campaign took place from September 23rd to the 30th at the Rexall Pharma Plus in downtown Owen Sound where participants received a voucher for a free ticket to an Owen Sound Attack game.

Officials say the variety of medications returned included a number of the controlled substances they were hoping to see including hydromorphone, morphine, oxycodone and codeine.

Public Health officials say returning unused meds reduces the amount circulating in the community, which is especially important when it comes to opioid pain relievers which can be highly addictive.

They say the campaign also prevented those drugs from being sent to landfills or flushed down the toilet and into the water system.

Public Health Grey Bruce is thanking participants for their support and reminding everyone that unused medication should always be returned to a pharmacy for proper disposal.

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