Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Prescription Medication Drop Box Coming Soon

The Riverside Police Department has just received a medication drop off box which will be installed in front of the police station in the near future.  The drop box, which resembles a mailbox, was provided through a program funded by CVS Pharmacy.  The drop box is a environmentally responsible way to dispose of unwanted or unused medications and will be available to the public 24/7.

Unfortunately, prescription drug abuse is an escalating problem that often evolves into opiate abuse.  The theft of prescription medication is also a growing trend.  Jewelry boxes and medicine cabinets are often the first places a burglar checks when the break into a home.   Proper and timely disposal of medications prevents it from falling into the wrong hands.

The Riverside Police Department would like to thank CVS Pharmacy for providing us with another tool to prevent prescription drug theft and abuse.

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