The Saanich Police Department is supporting an initiative of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police that encourages the safe disposal of expired or unused prescriptions or vitamins.
This Saturday, May 10th, is being recognized as the National Prescription Drug Drop Off Day. Members of the public are encouraged to check their homes and properly dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs and vitamins at participating local pharmacies.
While this is a nationally recognized campaign, British Columbia is unique. Most local pharmacies will accept any unused or expired pills, prescription or over the counter medication, and vitamins at any time.
This is the second annual National Prescription Drug Drop-Off day. Last year, over two tonnes of medication was collected across the country.
If you have unused or expired medication, you are encouraged to dispose of the medication properly by visiting one of the local pharmacies listed below. This can help to avoid misuse of these medications, or accidental poisonings.
Pure Integrative Pharmacy #3 5166 Cordova Bay
Pharmasave #232 777 Royal Oak Dr
Shoppers Drug Mart #269 4440 W Saanich Rd
Quadra Maple Pharmacy 3960 Quadra St
Save on Foods 3170 Tillicum
Wal-Mart Pharmacy #3109 3460 Saanich Rd
Elements Compounding Pharmacy 3540 Blanshard St
Save on Foods Pharmacy #977 3510 Blanshard St
Thrifty Foods and Pharmacy #13 3475 Quadra St
Shoppers Drug Mart #285 101 Burnside Rd W
Shoppers Drug Mart #233 3511 Blanshard St
Target Store #3760 3170 Tillcum Rd U-1444
Shoppers Drug Mart #257 2947 Tillicum Rd
Rexall Drugstore 1646 McKenzie Avenue
Save on Foods 3958 Shelbourne St
Rexalll Drugstore #7133 1595 McKenzie Ave
Peoples Pharmacy #057 3643 Shelbourne St
University Heights Pharmacy 3980 Shelbourne St
London Drugs #54 3170 Tillicum Rd
UVIC CAMPUS PHARMACY 3800 Finnerty Rd
Medicine Shoppe #255 4071 Shelbourne St
Cadboro Bay Peoples Pharmacy 3825 Cadboro Bay Rd
Sgt. Steve Eassie #158