Tip: Misusing prescription drugs can be harmful to your health and impact your participation in sports.
Only take medications that are prescribed to you and follow instructions from the doctor carefully. Prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs including sleeping pills, anti-anxiety drugs and cough and cold remedies can be harmful to your health if you don’t take the medication as directed. Do not take any medications that are prescribed to someone else, side effects can include nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite or even vision loss.
Visit your local law enforcement agency on Saturday, October 26th for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to drop off your unused or expired and over the counter medications (including pet medications) Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office Cumberland, Maine Police Department Falmouth Maine Police Department Freeport Maine Police Department Yarmouth, Maine Police Department.
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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is on Saturday, April 29th from 10am-2pm. Please visit your local law enforcement agency to drop off any unused or unwanted prescription medications including pet meds. Please do not bring in any liquid medications.
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications.
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