H-E-B Hosts Operation Medicine Cabinet

Initiative educates Houstonians about storage and disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medications

HOUSTON – In an effort to prevent abuse of prescription medications and protect the environment, the Partnership for a Drug-Free Spring Branch, in collaboration with the Harris County Constable's Office, is spearheading a campaign called "Operation Medicine CabinetTM. The organization is developing partnerships with local retailers like H-E-B, law enforcement, and other community sectors to:

• Educate the community about safe storage and disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medications
• Hold local medication take-back events
• Establish permanent drop-off sites to encourage residents to bring unused and expired medicines for proper disposal

WHO: The Coalition of Behavioral Health Services through its Partnership for a Drug-Free Spring Branch, in collaboration with the Harris County Constable's Office and H-E-B

WHAT: Local community residents are invited to bring their unused and expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications to the Operation Medicine Cabinet table at the H-E-B entrance. Law enforcement officers from the Harris County Constable's Office will be on hand to ensure safe, secure, and proper handling and disposal of discarded pharmaceuticals.

WHERE: H-E-B Bunker Hill Market
9710 Katy Freeway
Houston, Texas 77055

WHEN: Saturday, May 15, 2010
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

CONTACTS:
Sandy Olson, email cbhshouston@yahoo.com, phone 281-630-8665
Kay Crockett, email kay.crockett@sbcglobal.net, phone 713-723-6246

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