Agencies partner up for medication take-back event

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Several area agencies teamed up Saturday for a medication take-back event.

The goal of the event was to collect expired or unwanted prescription drugs, over-the-counter products, and other unused medication. Event organizers say medicines in the home are a leading cause of accidental poisoning and flushed or trashed medication can end up polluting waters.

“Medication, for whatever reason, ends up laying around somebody’s house based on whether it’s just prescription that they didn’t use or over-the-counter that you didn’t use. So, really a safe way to get rid of it is why we wanted to do it,” said Meals on Wheels Program coordinator Lindsey Lucas.

The Lafayette Police Department, Meals on Wheels, Purdue School of Pharmacy and the Drug-Free Coalition of Tippecanoe County all partnered up for today’s event.

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