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(WELLINGTON COUNTY, ON) – Prescription Drug Drop-off Day is an important public safety initiative to encourage Ontario residents to dispose of old and unused prescription medication in a secure, environmentally-friendly manner.

There will be collection locations for Prescription Drug Drop Off Day in several communities throughout Ontario on Saturday, May 21, 2016 - between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. 

The North Wellington Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Operation Centre located at at 6725 Wellington Road 109 is the location available in Wellington County to drop off all unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

People wishing to dispose of outdated, unused and unwanted prescription drugs may do so anonymously at the location nearest them usually without having to get out of their vehicles.

The Controlled Drug and Substances Act (CDSA) prohibits anyone from possessing any prescribed medication without a prescription. It is a criminal offence to offer or sell a prescribed medication to another person. Purchasing another person's prescribed drugs is also illegal. Prescription drug misuse is the use of prescription drugs for non-medical purposes. Common prescription drugs being misused are opioid pain relievers (such as oxycodone), anti-depressants, and stimulants.

Recent studies indicate 24 percent of teens reported misusing prescription medications at least once within the previous year. Most of the teens took the medication from their family home.

Prescription Drug Drop-off Day is proudly supported by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP), the Government of Ontario, and Public Safety Canada.



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