Posted 2015-05-08

The Saanich Police Department are once again 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 9th, 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 third annual National Prescription Drug Drop-Off day. Last year, Canadians dropped off 3000 pounds of pharmaceutical products to drop-off sites across the country on this one day.

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

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