Partnership Carson City is hosting its bi-annual Medication Gathering this Saturday, April 30, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., to raise awareness about the impacts of keeping unused and expired prescription medications in households.
This bi-annual event is designed to protect vulnerable populations in the community through education on the proper disposal of unused or expired prescription medications, over-the-counter products, prescription liquids, pet medications, sharp objects (syringes) and more. The effort is part of the federal drug busting initiative.
The Drug Round-up takes place at four locations in Carson City:
- Save Mart supermarkets, located at 3620 N. Carson and 4348 S. Carson streets
- Smith’s Food & Drug Store at 559 E. William St.
- FoodMaxx at 3325 Highway 50 East
“Twice a year, we reach out to our community to talk about the dangers of storing medications after they are no longer needed. It’s a very preventable health risk,” said Hannah McDonald, executive director of Partnership Carson City. “These drug roundups are designed to be an easy and safe way to get rid of expired and unused prescription drugs. We are truly grateful to everyone who is willing to do their part to keep Carson City healthy. »
Home medication disposal kits are also available. The kits provide an option for proper disposal at home and are safe for waste disposal. Additionally, locked medicine boxes are available as well as medical and commercial cannabis lock bags – both are offered free of charge.
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About the Carson City Partnership
The partnership began as an effort to combat the spread of methamphetamine over a decade ago. Since then, he has taken on the role of a coalition to support and organize all kinds of services throughout the capital. The partnership continues to focus on stopping substance abuse, promoting a variety of programs that help youth and families be safer and healthier.