'Shed the Meds' aims to rid Long Island residents of unneeded drugs

Long Island residents who want to get rid of old medicines can participate in "Shed The Meds" day on the East End today.David Crohan Community

FLANDERS - Long Island residents who want to get rid of old medicines can participate in "Shed The Meds" day on the East End today.David Crohan Community Center in Flanders will be accepting old prescription drugs, over-the-counter pills and needles. The effort aims to keep drugs from ending up in the hands of children and to prevent them from being flushed down the toilet, which can ultimately contaminate Long Island's groundwater.

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