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Medication Take Back Day in Norton

UPublish story by Dan Karant

On Saturday, May 10th, the City of Norton cosponsored with the Norton Kiwanis a Medication Take Back Day at the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy in Norton. It turned out to be the best attended Take Back Day to date. There were 61 participants who brought in 59 pounds of Over-The-Counter Medicines (OTC’S), 42 pounds of non-controlled drugs, 5 pounds of Controlled drugs, 19 pounds of Ammunition, and 3 guns. The investment a relatively low amount of tax dollars to destroy these medications offsets a huge amount of cleanup costs in our environment that is avoided by destroying them properly.

Thanks to Jason Sams of the Norton Police Department, Chief Thad Hete for being the initiator of this project, The Norton Kiwanis, the Summit County Sheriff’s Department, and the Summit County Public Health District for each of their important roles. Also, thanks to the other neighboring pharmacies for their support of this program.

We at the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy are committed to serving the citizens and keeping our environment safer for the future.


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