Have out dated or unused prescription drugs in your medicine cabinet? Bring them to Chautauqua Mall during the Annual Drug Drop Off Initiative:
Saturday, April 29th
Mall Parking Lot facing rte 394
Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department partners with our local Lakewood-Busti Police Department for a Community Wide Prescription Drug Collection.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.