BSO held their Shred-A-Thon and Operation Medicine Cabinet event at Kings Point on Saturday to an overwhelming success. Both programs help prevent prescription drug abuse and identity theft by safely disposing of old medicines and personal documents.
Over 451 cars drove through that participated in either program or both. The Shred-A-Thon produced 19,100 pounds of documents that were destroyed, according to External Affairs Executive Director Art Santucci. This was a new record for the program at BSO.
The Operation Medicine Cabinet yielded over 4,800 controlled substances collected, including Alprazolam (Xanax), Hydrocodone and Oxycodone, and over 40,000 non controlled medications.
To date, this was the second largest collection of prescription drugs since the program began.