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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Trumbull Health Department and TPAUD Partner to Provide FREE Medication Lock Boxes to Residents

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Need a safe and convenient method to keep track of your medications?  Stop by the Trumbull Health Department between 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., to receive a free medication lock box, while supplies last.  The Health Department and TPAUD, Trumbull’s Prevention Partnership, have collaborated to promote the safe storage of medications.   Lock boxes can be used for both prescription and nonprescription medication, as well as for vape and marijuana products. 

“This is the Health Department’s second year with partnering with TPAUD on this initiative,” said Luci Bango, Trumbull Health Department Director of Health.  “We are passionate about prevention and the use of medication lock boxes allows residents to have better control of their medications while helping to keep them out of the hands of others.” 

“Any medicine can be dangerous, even some over-the-counter medications, if taken in the wrong way or by the wrong person. And with the legalization of adult-use marijuana, it’s important for adults to secure marijuana and marijuana-related products, to keep small children, teens, and pets safe from accidental ingestion,” said Kiersten Naumann, TPAUD’s Program Coordinator. 

Safe Storage: Keep Your Kids & Pets Safe!

  • Do NOT share prescription medications, even with other family members.
  • Take inventory of your prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.
  • Protect your medicine – store it in a safe place that only you can access.

Dispose of unused, unwanted, and/or expired medicine in a safe way (do NOT flush medicine!).

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