Stories tagged with: Prescription Pills

September 25, 2010 - 4:37pm
3 years 49 weeks ago

Proper disposal of prescription pills is becoming a national concern.

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department hosted the First Annual Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Agency's national campaign to end prescription drug abuse. 

"We're trying to raise people's awareness about prescription medications and the safety of them, and also providing folks with a safe way to dispose of them," said Executive Director of...

August 7, 2010 - 5:50pm
4 years 3 weeks ago

The city of Zanesville feels properly disposing of hazardous wastes is very important. 

The Muskingum County and Southeastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District teamed up to host a Household Hazardouse Waste Collection Day at Zane State Campus. Volunteers from Genesis Healthcare System were also there to collect any prescription medications.

"Well mainly more than anything is if they get into the wrong hands of folks, one of the biggest problems we have today...

June 29, 2010 - 11:37am
4 years 9 weeks ago

 The Somerset Police Department says after processing evidence at the scene, it now has a few leads of who possibly broke into a local pharmacy and stole controlled prescription pills.

The incident happened at the Somerset Northside Pharmacy on West Main Street around 4 a.m. Monday morning.

The Perry County Sheriff's Office initially got the call that the facility had been broken into. When deputies arrived at the scene, they found the front door busted in and a large amount...

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