Did you know?
On May 16, 2013, the King County Board of Health held a public hearing on a proposed rule and regulation that would create a product stewardship model for unused medicines in King County. Click here to view the video recording of the hearing.
Click here for more information on the work of the Board of Health's Secure Medicine Return Subcommittee.
|The totals are in and they are impressive! At DEA's sixth take-back event on Saturday, April 27th, Washington residents disposed of 7.4 tons of unwanted medicines. And nationally residents disposed of 371 tons - that's 50% more pills collected than the last event.|
|Washington residents statewide have returned over 251,000 pounds of unwanted medicines since 2006 at ongoing volunteer medicine take-back programs and DEA events combined! See how many pounds of medicines have been collected in your community.|
Which dog breed gets into the most trouble at home? A Laborador retriever! Last year nearly 14,000 calls to the Animal Poison Control Center were from worried Lab owners whose pups got into things they shouldn't have. Topping the toxins list are prescription human medications.
All dog breeds are at risk so keep medicines up and out of reach. Learn more...
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August 6, 2013 - Get together with family, friends and neighbors. Help build a safer community and increase crime and drug prevention in your neighborhood.