Kits made available for safe disposal of prescription drugs

LIMA — Senior housing centers and councils on aging throughout Ohio will distribute kits and information to promote safe disposal of unused prescription drugs.

Disposal bags will be provided to senior citizens with guidance on the safe disposal of drugs, especially opioid medicines, that are no longer used or are outdated. The Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative of Ohio is providing supplies of disposal bags to each Area Agency on Aging region at no cost.

The Area Agency on Aging 3’s seven-county region, which includes Allen, Auglaize, Hancock, Hardin, Mercer, Putnam and Van Wert counties, has been allocated 1,000 disposal kits.

The disposal bags provide a safe way to throw away unused prescription medications in a household trash can. The medicine is deactivated and unable to be misused.

Senior housing centers interested in receiving the kits may act Allison Stehlik at the Area Agency on Aging 3 at 419-222-7723.

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