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Prescription Take Back Event

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

On Saturday, October 28, from 10am – 2pm the City of Danville Police Department and its local community partners will participate in  the Drug Enforcement Administration’s bi-annual Prescription Take Back event. This is the 14th opportunity for citizens in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your pills for disposal to the parking lot of KARE Pharmacy & Compounding at 411 Park Ave.  (The DEA cannot accept liquids, or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

 

Last April Americans turned in 450 tons (900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,500 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners.  Overall, in its 13 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 8.1 million pounds—more than 4,050 tons—of pills.

 

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs; are often obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, American are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

 

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 28 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website . or visit us @ http://www.danville-va.gov/1606/Prescription-Drug-Take-Back-Event

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Date:
October 28
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Venue

City of Danville Police Department
427 Patton Street, Danville, VA 24541 United States
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