Prescription Drug Round Up in Reno

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Group One Reno License # 46636

Prescription Drug Round Up in RenoDo you live in the Reno area and have prescription medications that are out of date?  Prescription drug abuse is the second highest cause for drug abuse amongst all teenaged kids and is #1 for the 12-13 year old set.  Leaving them in your medicine cabinet is just inviting trouble.  Throwing them in the trash without taking certain precautions can potentially hurt any kids or animals who may get into the trash.  Flushing them down the toilet sends them to our sewers, waterways and possibly drinking water, endangering local inhabitants as well as wildlife.  So, what should you do?

The City of Reno will be conducting a Prescription Drug Round Up throughout both Sparks and Reno on October 1st and October 29th, 2011 in an effort to allow Reno residents to get rid of unused medication safely.  For the fifth year in a row, the Reno Police Department, Washoe County Sheriff's Office and Sparks Police Department will be collecting all expired, unused and over-the-counter medication from local Reno area citizens to dispose of them safely and properly so as not to harm the environment or, most importantly, kids or adults who may want to abuse them.

All medications can be dropped off at one of the Round Up locations in Reno and Sparks listed below.  Simply bring the medications to the location in their original containers (if possible) and leave it with the attending officers.  No questions will be asked and no medical information will be taken at the drop off locations.  If you want more privacy, feel free to mark out or rip off the patient's name and identifying information on the containers.  Again, no questions will be asked.  Anyone who drops off the medication at the Round Up locations will also be given educational materials about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.  They may also receive a free MedSafe locking medicine cabinet to keep all medication locked up while supplies last.

Prescription Drug Round Up locations for Saturday, October 1, 2011 (9am-1pm):
Save Mart - 565 E Prater Way, Sparks
Scolari's Food & Drug - 8165 S Virginia St, Reno
Scolari's Food & Drug - 1300 Disc Dr, Sparks
Smith's Food & Drug - 175 Lemmon Dr, Reno
Walgreens - 10370 N McCarranBlvd, Reno
Walmart - 4855 Kietzke Ln, Reno

Prescription Drug Round Up locations for Saturday, October 29, 10am-2pm:
Save Mart - 565 E Prater Way, Sparks
Scolari's Food & Drug - 8165 S Virginia St, Reno

Please round up all your expired and/or unused prescriptions or over-the-counter medication and bring them to one of the Prescription Drug Round Up events in Reno and Sparks on October 1st and 29th so that they can be disposed of safely.  This will help reduce the chance of prescription drug abuse in your household with your kids.  We all want to provide a loving, safe environment for our kids to thrive.  This is just one way to do that.

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