Every day 2,500 kids abuse prescription drugs for the first time. Seventy percent of people who abuse prescription pain relievers say they got them from friends or relatives.
Research shows that currently many unwanted or expired household and prescription medications are improperly disposed of. The harmful methods being used include flushing the drugs down toilets or putting them into the garbage. Both of these methods have damaging effects on our environment and contaminate our water supply. MedReturn Drug Collection Unit provides a safe, sustainable and secure vehicle to dispose of unwanted or expired household medicines or prescription medications.
Medford Lakes Police, Medford Lakes Borough & Manager Julie Keizer-Horner, and Medford Lakes Municipal Alliance worked together to purchase and install the MedReturn Collection unit which is located just outside the borough offices at Oaks Hall. Drop-off is free and anonymous. The police department has collected hundreds of pounds of prescription drugs which are turned over to the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).