Unwanted or expired medications cause thousands of accidental poisonings each year and show up in municipal water supplies.
Christiana Care sponsored another Medication Cabinet Clean-Out Day Oct. 29, collecting 1,000 pounds of expired prescriptions and other unneeded drugs and medical materials.
Last held April 30, the event encourages neighbors to bring in pharmaceuticals, inhalers, over-the-counter pills, vitamins, pet medicines and liquid medications. The collectors’ only request was that items be kept in their original containers.
Other sponsors are Drug Enforcement Administration and the Delaware State Police.