3 sites will be part of prescription drug take-back

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 October 2013 at 12:00 am

Residents with unwanted or expired medications are urged to drop them off at sites in Holley, Albion and Medina on Oct. 26 as part of a nationwide prescription drug take-back initiative.

The following are collection points between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.:

Orleans County Public Safety Building, 13925 State Route 31, Albion
Holley Fire Department, 7 Thomas St., Holley
Medina Fire Department, 600 Main St., Medina

This is a collaborative effort with the U.S. Department of Justice – Drug Enforcement Administration, the Orleans County Health Department, and the Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.

Orleans County Sheriff Scott Hess said the prescription drug take-back events have reduced the risk of prescription drug diversion and abuse, and increased awareness of “this critical public health issue.”