Saturday, May 10 is Prescription Drug Drop Off Day across Canada and local police are urging residents in western New Brunswick to join in.  This is a good opportunity to safely and easily dispose of old and unused medications that you may have around your home.

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The following local pharmacies will accept unwanted or expired medications Saturday between 10 am and 3 pm.  In Woodstock: Super Store, The Medicine Shoppe, Newnham and Slipp, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Wal-Mart Pharmacy. In Hartland: Never’s Pharmacy. In Florenceville-Bristol: Northern Carleton Pharmacy and Smith Drugs. In Perth-Andover: Lewis Pharmacy and Johnson Pharmasave.

The misuse and abuse of prescription drugs has become a public safety issue for communities and police services across the country.   The Drug Drop Off Day helps to keep them away from individuals for whom they were never intended.

Woodstock Police and West District RCMP  are joining medical officials to urge you to do your part to combat this serious public health threat.

Partnership for a Drug Free Canada will also be extending this one-day initiative with a National Medicine Take-back Campaign beginning May 31 and running through the end of 2014.