EFD to receive 10,000 safe drug disposal pouches

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The Evansville Fire Department will receive 10,000 safe drug disposal pouches to help fight the opioid crisis.

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke announced a statewide expansion of Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative (RALI) Indiana’s safe drug disposal program, including EFD.

The expansion will provide Indiana fire departments with an additional donation of 75,000 safe drug disposal pouchesto help fire departments across the state in the fight against the opioid epidemic.

Evansville fire departments are receiving 10,000 safe drug disposal pouches from the statewide expansion, and this week they’ll be handing them out at the West Side Nut Club’s Fall Festival.

This will allow residents to safely dispose of unused prescriptions in their home.

You can contact your local fire department to request a safe drug disposal pouch.

Launched in July 2018, RALI Indiana is a coalition of business and community leaders, patient organizations and other health care stakeholders dedicated to finding and supporting solutions to end the opioid epidemic.

More information about RALI Indiana can be found here.

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(This story was originally published on October 7, 2019)

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