MPD offers prescription drug recycling program

By Brenda Sommer
Managing Editor
Mexia Police Department is offering the public a safe way to dispose of unwanted or expired prescription medicines through April 26.
Residents may come by the department, at 211 N. Sherman, anytime to drop off medicines. The department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and people can simply drop their pills off at the dispatch window in the lobby.
Medicine take-back programs for disposal are a good way to remove expired, unwanted or unused medicines from the home and reduce the chance that others may accidentally take the medicine, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
There are some medicines that are especially harmful and possibly deadly in a single dose, if taken accidentally by someone other than the person the medicine was prescribed for. These medicines should not be thrown in the trash.

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