BSO HOLDS PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK EVENT
9 a.m. – noon, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
1005 Joe DiMaggio Drive, Hollywood
Broward Sheriff’s Office and Memorial Regional Hospital will hold a dual event Saturday morning at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood. The event will include a prescription drug "take back" and a Shred-A-Thon. Memorial Regional Hospital pharmacists will be on site to assist with general prescription medication questions.
The prescription drug take back program, operating under the name Operation Medicine Cabinet, allows participants to turn in unused, unwanted or expired prescription medication anonymously and receive a $5 gift card while supplies last. The event is sponsored by BSO, Memorial Regional Hospital and the United Way Commission on Substance Abuse.
The Shred-A-Thon provides residents with a safe way to dispose of their personal documents, check stubs, credit card offers, receipts and any other paperwork that contains sensitive information. The service is free of charge. There’s a limit of five boxes per person.
Following very successful years of Shred-A-Thons from 2008 - 2011, during which a half a million pounds of documents were shredded, BSO and the Office of the Office of the Florida Attorney General are committed to continue helping the community fight identity theft by inviting them to shred their old documents.
The Shred-A-Thon events began in Broward County in May 2008, as a joint initiative by Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti and the Florida Attorney General’s Office, with the assistance of UNISHRED and The National Association of TRIADS.
For more information on the Shred-A-Thon, please call (954) 321-4100. For more information about the prescription drug “take back” event or prescription drug prevention presentations, contact Jonathon Fishman at (954) 557-1124.
This report by Dani Moschella/PIO
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