prescription drugs

Peoria Police, DEA Collecting Unused Medications

Apr 28, 2016
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The Peoria Police Department is holding a drug drop off this weekend for residents to safely and anonymously remove unnecessary controlled substances from their medicine cabinets.

It’s part of a national take-back day in collaboration with the Drug Enforcement Administration that aims to keep drugs from getting into the wrong hands. The Police Department says it will accept prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

The collection is Saturday from 10 a-m to 2 p-m in the department’s lobby.  

Illinois will be the first state in the nation with a program to dispense some prescriptions in locking pill bottles. 

Two Illinois lawmakers have announced bipartisan legislation that would spend $25 million to fight an epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse.

The Illinois State Medical Society wants the Illinois legislature to make it harder for patients to misuse prescription pain medication. 

Tazewell County residents without prescription drug coverage can now use another free card for savings.