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September Drug Take Back

Drug take back

The University of Maryland Police will be hosting a site for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The site will be located at the front of the University of Maryland police station located on Rossborough Lane across from Ritchie Coliseum.

This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications. All community members are welcome to drop off unwanted, unused prescription medication.

Americans that participated in the DEA’s fourth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this past April turned in a record-breaking 552,161 pounds (276 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,659 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories.

When the results of the four prior Take-Back Days are combined, the DEA, and its state, local, and tribal law-enforcement and community partners have removed 1.5 million pounds (774 tons) of medication from circulation. In Maryland, 49 agencies collect over 8,116 pounds at 104 take back sites.

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