Cloverdale Police taking back unwanted prescription drugs on April 28

Marcus Newton
April 24, 2018

The Pueblo police announced that they're holding their 2018 "Prescription Drug Take Back" day on Saturday, April 28th.

From 10 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, temporary prescription drug disposal sites will be located throughout Chester County, in locations including Avondale, Coatesville, Downingtown, Phoenixville and West Grove.

Anyone who is unable to participate on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day can anonymously surrender their prescription drugs at any MSP post, Monday through Friday from 8 4 p.m., excluding holidays. Nationwide on Drug Take-Back Day, more than 5,000 collection sites enable patients, caregivers and pet owners to properly dispose of unwanted prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications at no cost.

Last fall Americans turned in 456 tons (912,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,300 sites operated by the DEA and nearly 4,300 of its state and local law enforcement partners.

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In Hawaii, from September 2010 to October 2017, almost 30,500 pounds of pharmaceuticals were safely collected and disposed of during previous take-back events, according to a press release from the AG's office.

"This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue", police said in a press release.

Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse.

A number of local law enforcement agencies will take part in the national movement and take back potentially unsafe expired, unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs on Saturday. Helping people to dispose of potentially harmful prescription drugs is just one way DEA is working to reduce the addiction and overdose deaths plaguing this country due to opioid medications.

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