Save the Date! – Saturday, May 21, 2016
The Kensington Police Department is one of the designated Drop-Off locations for any unused and expired medications. Drop off location at the Police Department, 55 Victoria Street on Saturday, May 21.
Please see below for more information on this program.
The Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA) is proud to be supporting this year’s National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day (NPDDOD). The event will be led by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and further support will be provided by Health Canada, Public Safety Canada, Partnership for a Drug Free Canada, the Canadian Pharmacists Association, and the Canadian Medical Association.
The event will be held Nation-wide on Saturday, May 21, 2016 with drop-off locations at a number of local police detachments. The CACP encourages residents to contact their local police service for further information and to determine the closest collection site.
This annual event helps to spread awareness on the dangers of keeping unused and expired medications in the home and ensures their safe disposal. NPDDOD also serves as a reminder to residents that all expired and unused medications can be returned for safe disposal to their local participating pharmacies, year-round in provinces where HPSA administers industry-funded programs (BC, MB, ON, PEI), or where voluntary programs partly funded by industries exist (AB, NS, and NB).
A video message from former CACP President and Chief Constable Jim Chu on the importance of returning unused and expired medications: