National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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District Attorney Katayoun Copeland joins Delaware County Council to announce Delaware Countyís participation in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administrationís National Prescription Drug Take Back Day being held on Saturday, April 28. Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Residents are encouraged to drop off their expired or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications at one of the various designated drop off locations. These drugs are a potential source of supply for illegal use and present a risk to public health and safety. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet. By participating in the Take Back Day, residents can help reduce the supply of prescription drugs available to those who might otherwise try to steal, abuse or sell these drugs.

While Take Back Day raises awareness about the epidemic of prescription drug abuse, County Council and the District Attorney remind residents of the daily access to Secured Medicine Drop Boxes supplied by the Delaware County Heroin Task Force. Residents can dispose of unwanted drugs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at any of the permanent medicine drop boxes located at police stations across Delaware County. Details and locations here: http://www.co.delaware.pa.us/heroin/pdf/dropboxflier.pdf


TAKE-BACK DAY DROP OFF LOCATIONS:

Saturday, April 28th from 9am-3pm Upper Darby High School (601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill, PA)

Saturday, April 28th from 10am-1pm Rose Tree Park (1671 N Providence Rd., Media, PA)

Saturday, April 28th from 10am-2pm Aldan Borough Municipal Lot (1 W. Providence Rd., Aldan, PA)

Sunday, April 29th from noon-3pm McCausland Garrity Funeral Home (343 Chester Pike, Glenolden, PA)