ULM Pharmacy takes part in drug take back day
Saturday was National Drug Take Back Day and some folks right here in Monroe are supporting the cause.
The Children's Coalition teamed up with ULM School of Pharmacy at nine different locations to take back any unused or expired medicine.
They say the purpose of the event is to reduce the non-medical use of prescription drugs. They say this is a safer way for people to dispose of them without throwing them away or flushing them down the toilet.
"Chemicals in the medications can contaminate the water supply as with the landfills it can get into the soil so it won't be good for animals or people," said pharmacy student Kassidy Voinche.
"I do have a lot of people in and out of my house I worry about whether or not kids or even just people that I'm not as familiar with may get into my drugs and with the opioid crisis that scares me so," said Denise Breard on why she dropped off her medications.
The national event happens twice a year, but you can drop off your prescriptions any time at any of the following locations:
1 - Louisiana State Police Troop F Headquarters
2 - West Monroe Police Department
3 - Union Parish Sheriff's Office
4 - Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office
5 - Monroe Police Department
6 - Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office
7 - Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Office
8 - West Carroll Sheriff's Office