Operation Medicine Cabinet

CLEWISTON — Florida Department of Health, Hendry County; Drug Free Hendry County; Drug Free Collier County; and K&M Drugs will host Operation Medicine Cabinet this Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m at K&M Drugs (near First Bank), 340 E. Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston. Refreshments will be provided.

A prescription for safe kids and a clean environment are:

DO: Take unused or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medication to K&M Drugs, 340 E. Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston on April 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Phone number 863-983-7277. Hendry County Sheriff’s Office has a permanent medicine drop for unused and expired medicine located at their main site in LaBelle. Medicine can be brought in plastic bags with no names.

DO: Lock up all medications and keep away from children and teens.

DON’T: Flush medication down the toilet – it is a danger to our environment.

DON’T: Bring needles or other “sharps” – they cannot be accepted.

Did you know that 70 percent of people 12 and older who abuse prescription drugs get them from family or friends according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, results from the 2011 National Survey on drug use and health summary of national findings.

For more information visit drugfreehendry.com or lockyourmeds.org.

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