WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, Oct. 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Inmar Intelligence, a data and technology company, today announced that it will host its fifth consumer drug take-back event in the part of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs, while educating the general public about the potential for abuse and misuse of prescription drugs.
The drive-in event will take place Oct. 29 in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Winston-Salem Police Department and Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department. Between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., residents can easily walk through the Bolton Elementary School parking lot located at 1250 Bolton St, Winston-Salem, NC, 27103, to drop off unused and expired medications for safe and secure disposal.
“Following the fantastic community response at our previous drug take-back events, we are thrilled to be hosting our fifth annual event in our hometown of Winston-Salem,” said Ann-Marie Daugherty, President of Supplytech at Inmar Intelligence. “From preventing child poisoning to water contamination issues, it is essential that we safely dispose of expired and unused medicines from households. National Prescription Medication Take Back Day is a time to remind people to check for medications they may need to be disposed of, and also a great way to make sure people know there are resources out there. medication available to them at any time throughout the year.”
Inmar Intelligence has collected more than 1,150 pounds of unused and expired drugs from the previous four events, and the company‘s year-round national drug take-back program has collected more than a million pounds of unused medications thanks to its more than 5,000 doses. rear locations.
Despite a pervasive number of drug-related deaths year after year, old or unused prescriptions rarely end up in a safe repossession place. In a 2022 Inmar Intelligence National Survey of Consumer Awareness of Returning Medicines, 64% of respondents have unused, unused or expired medicines in their homes. The data also revealed that while 56% of people are aware of the environmental issues associated with throwing prescriptions in the trash or flushing them down the toilet or sink, more than 57% still dispose of their medications in a safe way. dangerous, highlighting the need for better public education and convenient access. medication take-back services.
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