Representatives from the Cortez Police Division and the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Workplace will participate in Nationwide Prescription Drug Take Again Day this month.
The aim of the occasion is to supply a protected and handy manner for residents to get rid of expired or unused pharmaceuticals.
Native legislation enforcement will probably be on the Cortez Walgreens on April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to permit locals to soundly flip of their prescription drugs, per a information launch.
Over-the-counter drugs, pharmaceuticals and managed pharmaceuticals (Schedule I via Schedule V) will probably be accepted.
Unlawful medicine is not going to be accepted. Neither will sharps, reminiscent of needles, syringes, scalpels and lancets.
Remaining unacceptable objects embody flammable liquids, medical waste, medical gear, mercury thermometers or inhalers.
In keeping with the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.7 million individuals misused prescription ache relievers, 4.9 million individuals misused prescription stimulants and 5.9 million individuals misused prescription tranquilizers or sedatives in 2019.
Walgreens in Cortez is at 1671 E. Essential St.