American Medicine Chest Challenge this Saturday
Residents in Harford, Washington and several Eastern Shore counties will be able to properly dispose of old and unwanted medications Saturday during the American Medicine Chest Challenge.
We've written before about the damage flushing drugs down the toilet causes to waterways. The folks behind the Medicine Chest Challenge are also concerned about prescription drug misuse and overdoses. Unsupervised medicine ingestions result in almost 60,000 children under age 5 going to the emergency room a year, according to otcsafety.org. Reducing the amount of drugs you keep in the house can help safeguard against such incidents.
Challenge hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Go to americanmedicinechest.com to search for drop-off locations.
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