Medication Disposal Press Conference
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
4588 Parkview Place * St. Louis, MO 63110 * www.stlcop.edu
April 22, 2011
St. Louis College of Pharmacy, City of St. Louis, and DEA
Partner to Form the St. Louis Medication Disposal Initiative
The initiative will educate people about proper disposal and
motivate them to clean out their medicine cabinets
Who: Francis G. Slay, mayor of the City of St. Louis; Harry S. Sommers, special agent in charge for the St. Louis division of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); John a. Pieper, president of St. Louis College of Pharmacy
What: Press conference announcing the St. Louis Medication Disposal Initiative. This initiative has two primary components:
- From April 25-29, law enforcement officials will visit designated senior centers in the city to collect and later incinerate expired and unused medications. St. Louis College of Pharmacy alumni and students will volunteer at those designated centers, answering questions about medication safety and disposal.
- Promote participation in the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public can drop off expired and unused medications, over-the-counter medications, and unknown tablets and capsules at four designated Walgreens locations in the City of St. Louis (4218 Lindell; 3822 S. Kingshighway; 1530 Lafayette; and 3720 N. Kingshighway); St. Louis Metropolitan Police Headquarters (1200 Clark Street); and numerous other locations throughout the region.
Where: Bevo Area Senior Center, 4705 Ridgewood, St. Louis, MO 63116
When: Monday, April 25 at 10 a.m.
- Immediately following the press conference, pharmacists will be at the Bevo Area Senior Center talking to seniors and answering questions about medication safety and disposal, and law enforcement officers will be accepting expired and unused medications.
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