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Coquille Police taking back unwanted prescription drugs October 28.
The address is:
Coquille Police Department
851 N. Central Blvd.
The dropoff time is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. only
The Coquille Police Department cannot accept any liquid medication or needles or sharps. Only pills and patches will be accepted.
This is great news for the citizens of Myrtle Point, Coquille, and surrounding areas! The Coquille Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 14th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is FREE and ANONYMOUS, and no questions will be asked.
In the 13 previous Take Back events, DEA and law enforcement partners have taken in over 8.1 million pounds – more than 4,050 TONS of pills!
By participating in the Take Back Event you are personally helping to protect your safety, the safety of others, and the environment! Studies have found that American’s usual method of disposing of unused medication by flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash are safety and health hazards as they filter into water and trash systems in the local area.
So if you have unused or unwanted medications that are pills and patches (only), please participate in this Take Back Event on October 28, 2017 at the Coquille Police Department from 10 a.m. to Noon.
Please call the Coquille Police department for additional information at (541) 396-2114.
This month, October 2017, is breast cancer awareness month. It’s the time of year when we turn our focus to a disease that affects 1 in 8 women in the US. Early detection continues to be the #1 deterrent of fatality occurring from breast cancer.
The strongest risk factor for women is age. The older you get, the more at risk you are. That is why annual mammograms are recommended for women over a certain age (check with your doctor for your personal recommendation for annual mammograms).
Here is a look at the risk factor increase by age:
- Age 30 . . . . . . 0.44 percent (or 1 in 227)
- Age 40 . . . . . . 1.47 percent (or 1 in 68)
- Age 50 . . . . . . 2.38 percent (or 1 in 42)
- Age 60 . . . . . . 3.56 percent (or 1 in 28)
- Age 70 . . . . . . 3.82 percent (or 1 in 26) (source)
Many breast cancer symptoms are invisible and not noticeable without a professional screening, however, monthly self-examinations can alert you to issues to discuss with your doctor. If you do find a lump, keep in mind that not all lumps are breast cancer! That is a myth as most lumps turn out to not be breast cancer. If you forgot how to do a self-exam or have never done one, check out the instructions on breastcancer.org.
Breast cancer is a disease that affects millions of Americans each day. Share the spirit of Breast Cancer Awareness month by talking to a friend, contacting a loved one, or making an appointment with your own physician for a breast cancer screening. Also, get involved! When you see a fundraiser or or asked for a donation, open your heart along with your wallet and know that there are improvements being made in our ability to detect and treat breast cancer. Because of the generosity of the many foundations and donations that contribute to increased research and improved treatments and medication, progress is being made each day. Together we can eliminate breast cancer forever!