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Drive-up pill disposal pouch giveaways in Lubbock

LUBBOCK, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) — The following is a news release from the City of Lubbock Health Department: The HHSC Region 1 Prevention Resource Center, housed within the City of Lubbock Health Department, in partnership with Hub City Outreach Center and Community Coalition Partners will be hosting several prescription drug disposal opportunities in the community. Staff and volunteers will be at several schools around the area during meal distributions to hand out pill disposal pouches. These pouches can inactivate the chemicals in prescription medications and make them safe to throw away in household trash. In 2017, more than six million Americans
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SAFE Project to Distribute Drug Disposal Pouches Until May 16

ARLINGTON, Va. (WDVM) — The DEA’s bi-annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day was postponed this month and hasn’t been rescheduled yet. The SAFE Project and Deterra have partnered to give households an alternate way of disposing of their prescription drugs. Until May 16, The SAFE Project is handing out Deterra drug disposal pouches to households in need. Each pouch holds up to 90 pills or 12 patches. Pour expired or unwanted drugs into the bag, add water, shake, and throw it in the garbage. The bag can also deactivate prescription creams and over the counter medicines, like ibuprofen. The
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Parma Police Use Deterra for Community Disposal Efforts

Police in Parma, Ohio, are tackling the drug abuse epidemic from a new angle, collecting prescription drugs and encouraging at-home disposal for proper prevention. In addition to collecting unused prescriptions at community drop-off sites, the Parma Police Department is distributing Deterra at-home medication disposal pouches to interested citizens. Get the full story below from Cleveland 19 News.
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