RENSSELAER COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A number of areas throughout the Capital Area took half in Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Again Day Saturday.
“The aim is to get folks to get into their cupboards and get these previous meds and produce them right here to Walgreens, or among the different drop websites across the county and ensure they don’t find yourself within the flawed fingers,” mentioned Rensselaer County District Lawyer Mary Pat Donnelly.
It’s aimed toward ensuring unused and undesirable pharmaceuticals get disposed of safely.
“Consciousness is what it’s all about and I don’t suppose folks notice simply how harmful these previous drugs sitting within the drugs cupboard could be,” Donnelly mentioned.
One of many take-back occasions befell on the Walgreens in Castleton, which helped present outreach and schooling in a family-friendly setting.
“I’m hopeful that in the present day, with in the present day’s occasion, it’ll signify an uptick in accessibility and consciousness, folks will be capable to get the assistance that they want,” Assemblyman Jake Ashby mentioned.
The occasion at Walgreens was an necessary initiative for the Schodack Police Division, who via a survey discovered members of the group are involved with the abuse of illicit and pharmaceuticals.
“Simply exhibiting the group that we’re part of this, we’re on this battle and it’s necessary to us,” Schodack Police Chief John Hourigan defined.
Particularly because the nationwide disaster hits near house.
“There’s been a spike in overdose deaths across the county, we had a 13-year-old in Troy a couple of weeks in the past,” says Donnelly.
Police departments throughout the area say they’ll take undesirable pharmaceuticals at any time.