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Drug drop-off event Saturday, but area departments collect year-round

7:09 AM, Oct. 24, 2013
Unwanted medications are disposed during a 2008 prescription drug collection at Streu's Pharmacy/Bay Natural in Green Bay.
Unwanted medications are disposed during a 2008 prescription drug collection at Streu's Pharmacy/Bay Natural in Green Bay.
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At least once a week, about 25 pounds of unwanted medications fill up an orange drop-off box in the lobby of the Green Bay Police Department.

"From Viagra to Pepto-Bismol, we get it all," officer Dave Schmitz, who oversees the department's drug disposal efforts, said of the range of medicines treating everything from impotence to upset stomachs.

A steady increase of expired and unused medications are collected at the police department while the federal government works to come up with a plan that may allow for some pharmacies to accept those drugs, he said. ...

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