Florissant Police Department now has a prescription/non-prescription drug disposal box permanently located in the lobby of the Florissant Police station.
This box was the first one given to a municipality by the Missouri Prescription Pill and Drug Disposal organization, the largest organization of its kind in the United States.
Florrisant police Chief Timothy J. Lowery and Mayor Thomas P. Schneider say the box provides a safe location for citizens to properly dispose of unused prescription/non-prescription medications and an environmentally safe alternative to disposing of both prescription non-prescription medications in landfills and sewer systems which may negatively affect the environment.
The secured, steel collection box in the lobby of the police department is accessible to citizens any time of the day or night 365 days a year. Once collected, the drugs will be properly disposed of by incineration.
Items that will be accepted include:
All over-the-counter medications
Vitamins and supplements
Medicated ointments, lotions, creams, and oils
Liquid medications in leak-proof containers
Homeopathic and herbal remedies
Items that are not accepted include:
Syringes with needles
IV bags and tubing
Bloody or infectious waste
Personal care products
Aerosol cans and inhalers
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Although there is significant support for marriage equality within the Democratic Party, McCaskill is one of the first national moderate Democrats to throw her support behind it.
In fact, a number of her fellow moderates — Sens. Mary Landrieu, Kay Hagan, Mark Begich and Mark Pryor — refused to answer questions about marriage equality directly when asked by BuzzFeed this week.
McCaskill's statement notes that her "views on this subject have changed over time, but as many of my gay and lesbian friends, colleagues and staff embrace long term committed relationships, I find myself unable to look them in the eye without honestly confronting this uncomfortable inequality."
Prior to her re-election this past November, McCaskill had refused to state a personal position in May 2012 when President Obama announced his personal support for marriage equality.
McCaskill's support comes as the Supreme Court is set to begin hearing arguments on cases challenging California's Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act.