Health Products Stewardship Association

HPSA to support 2014 National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day

HPSAoffice posted on Wed, Apr 23, 2014
Ontario

The Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA) proudly announces its support and involvement with the 2014 National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day.  This year’s event takes place Saturday May 10th, and HPSA is encouraging the public to check their medicine cabinets for unused and expired medications.  The one day take back is a community-safety initiative led by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.

Prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and natural health products in oral dosage form can be disposed of responsibly at numerous drop-off points nationwide during this one day event, or at participating pharmacies through the Medications Return Program pharmacy collection networks in Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia during the rest of the year.  Visit www.healthsteward.ca to find the collection location nearest you.

According to Detective Staff Sergeant Don Eastop of the OPP’s Drug Enforcement Unit, “the National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day is an excellent initiative that helps to divert expired or unwanted prescription medications away from those who would abuse these medications. Prescription drug abuse within our communities is a dangerous issue, one which the OPP takes very seriously.

Our job is to save lives. Initiatives such as this prevent the unlawful diversion of medications and potentially saves families from the heartache of losing a family member to drug addiction or worse, to an overdose. The OPP reminds all persons that unwanted or expired medications can be dropped off to their local pharmacy at any time throughout the year.”

Participating Police services and Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachments:

(Please contact the services or detachments directly to find out the location(s) for the drop-off event)

Name

City

Phone Number

Almaguin Highlands OPP Detachment

Burks Falls

705-382-2015

Atikokan OPP Detachment

Atikokan

807-597-2120

Bancroft OPP Detachment

Bancroft

613-332-2112

Barrie City Police

Barrie

705-725-7025

Barrie OPP Detachment

Barrie

705-726-6484

Bracebridge OPP Detachment

Bracebridge

705-645-2211

Brant County OPP Detachment

Paris

519-442-2242

Brockville Police Service

Brockville

613-342-0127

Bruce Peninsula OPP Detachment

Wiarton

519-534-1323

Caledon OPP Detachment

Caledon East

905-584-2241

Central Hastings OPP Detachment

Madoc

613-473-4234

Chatham-Kent Police

Chatham

519-436-6600

City of Kawartha Lakes OPP Detachment

Lindsay

705-324-6741

Collingwood OPP Detachment

Collingwood

705-445-4321

Dryden City Police **

Dryden

807-223-3281

Dryden OPP Detachment **

Dryden

807-937-5577

Dufferin OPP Detachment

Mono

519-925-3838

East Algoma (Blind River) OPP Detachment

Blind River

705-356-2244

Elgin County OPP Detachment

St. Thomas

519-631-2920

Essex County OPP Detachment

Essex

519-723-2491

Frontenac OPP Detachment

Hartington

613-372-1932

Greater Sudbury Police Service

Sudbury

705-675-9171

Greenstone OPP Detachment

Geraldton

807-854-1333

Grenville County (Prescott) OPP Detachment

Prescott

613-925-4221

Grey County OPP Detachment

Chatsworth

519-794-7827

Guelph Police Services

Guelph

519-824-1212

Haldimand County OPP Detachment

Cayuga

905-772-3322

Haliburton Highlands OPP

Minden

705-286-1431

Hawkesbury OPP Detachment

Hawkesbury

613-632-2729

Huntsville OPP Detachment

Huntsville

705-789-5551

Huron County OPP Detachment

Goderich

519-524-8314

Huronia West OPP Detachment

Wasaga Beach

705-429-3575

Ignace OPP Detachment

Ignace

807-934-2265

James Bay (Cochrane) OPP Detachment

Cochrane

705-272-4391

Kawartha Lakes Police

Lindsay

705-324-5252

Kenora OPP Detachment

Kenora

807-548-5534

Kirkland Lake OPP Detachment

Kirkland Lake

705-567-5355

Lambton County OPP Detachment

Petrolia

519-882-1011

Lanark County OPP Detachment

Perth

613-267-2626

Leeds County (Brockville) OPP Detachment 

Brockville

613-345-1790

London Police Service

London

519-661-5670

Manitoulin (Manitowaning) OPP Detachment

Manitowaning

705-859-3155

Middlesex (London) OPP Detachment

London

519-681-0300

Napanee OPP Detachment

Napanee

613-354-3369

Niagara Regional Police

St. Catherines

905-688-4111

Nishnawbe Aski-Police

Thunder Bay

800-654-6277

Noelville OPP Detachment

Noelville

705-898-2211

Norfolk County OPP Detachment

Simcoe

519-426-3434

North Bay OPP Detachment

North Bay

705-495-3878

Northumberland (Cobourg) OPP Detachment

Cobourg

905-372-5421

Nottawasaga OPP Detachment

Alliston

705-434-1939

Orillia OPP Detachment

Orillia

705-326-3536

Ottawa Police Service

Ottawa

613-236-1222

Oxford County OPP Detachment

Tillsonburg

519-688-6540

Peel Regional Police

Brampton

905-453-3311

Perth County OPP Detachment

Sebringville

519-393-6123

Peterborough City Police

Peterborough

705-876-1122

Peterborough County OPP Detachment

Peterborough

705-742-0401

Prince Edward OPP Detachment

Picton

613-476-2151

Quinte West OPP Detachment

Trenton

613-392-3561

Rainy River District (Fort Frances) OPP Detachment

Fort Frances

807-274-3322

Red Lake OPP Detachment

Red Lake

807-727-2418

Renfrew OPP Detachment 

Renfrew

613-432-3211

Russell County OPP Detachment

Embrun

613-443-4499

Sarnia Police

Sarnia

519-344-8861

Sault Ste. Marie OPP

Sault Ste. Marie

705-945-6833

Sioux Lookout OPP Detachment

Sioux Lookout

807-737-2020

Smith Falls Police Service

Smith Falls

613-283-0357

South Bruce OPP Detachment

Kincardine

519-396-3341

South Porcupine OPP Detachment

South Porcupine

705-235-3345

Southern Bay OPP Detachment

Midland

705-526-3761

St. Thomas Police Service

St. Thomas

519-631-1364

Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry OPP Detachments

Long Sault

613-534-2223

Sudbury OPP Detachment

Sudbury

705-564-6900

Superior East (Wawa) OPP Detachment

Wawa

705-856-2233

Temiskaming OPP Detachment

New Liskeard

705-647-8400

Thunder Bay OPP Detachment

Rosslyn

807-939-2133

Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Detachment

Pembroke

613-735-0188

Vermillion Bay OPP

 

807-937-5577

Wellington County (Palmerston) OPP Detachment

Palmerston

519-343-5770

West Parry Sound OPP Detachment

Parry Sound

705-746-4225

** The Dryden City Police and the Dryden OPP Detachment will host their Drop-Off Events on May 8th, 2014 between 16:30hrs and 19:30hrs.