Unused medications collected as part of Eagle County drive
May 6, 2011
EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado – Local law enforcement agencies collected over 98 pounds of unused medications on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, April 30. The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office collected 74 pounds, the Vail Police Department collected 24 pounds, and the Minturn Police Department collected 13.09 ounces.
Local law enforcement agencies and the Vail Valley Medical Center have teamed up to make everyday a Drug Take Back Day. Vail Valley Medical Center pharmacies in the hospital and at the Edwards Pavilion will accept unused and expired medications (prescription and over-the-counter medicines, but not narcotics, IV bags or needles) free of charge by bringing the drugs in their original stock containers and placing them in the “take back bins.”
The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Vail Police Department, and the Minturn Police Department will accept prescription, over-the-counter medicines, and narcotics.