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SAFE RX DROP BOX INITIATIVE

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SAFE RX DROP BOX INITIATIVE

PSA on Drop Box Initiative
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AIM:

  • Educate community members about permanent disposal sites.
  • Continued collaborative efforts with surrounding counties by advertising their permanent disposal sites.
  • Partnering with all law enforcement agencies to promote a collaborative and consistent message to the community.


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Since 2013, all law enforcement agencies within Sarasota County at least (1) permanent prescription drug drop box.

There are currently (5) permanent prescription drug drop boxes within the county.

2014-County-wide participation in the final Drug Enforcement Agency take-back day.

 

All law enforcement agencies in Sarasota County have collected over 13,000lbs of unused/expired prescription medication since 2009.

Although there was a 2.6% decrease in the amount of medications collected between they years 2013 and 2014; in the first (5) months of 2015, 1,980.95 pounds of unused/expired prescription medication has been collected. This is more than half of the 2014 year-end total.

 

 

Date

June 15, 2016

Category

COMMUNITY RESOURCES - ALCOHOL, RX Abuse and Misuse - Initiative