Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 29

On Saturday, April 29, from 10 2 p.m. residents will be able to bring potentially risky expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs in for disposal.

This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events or have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of those medications. The service is free and anonymous.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 29 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website.

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is set for April 29, but at the Twin Peaks Sheriff's Station every work day is drug take back day.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the USA and Williamson County are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. During the fall event, the DEA and its partner agencies across the nation accepted more than 731,000 pounds of prescription drugs.

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Throwing medication in the trash or flushing it down the toilet pose potential health and safety hazards.

Last October, Americans turned in 366 tons (more than 730,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at nearly 5,200 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,000 of its state and local law enforcement partners.

Following this Drug Take Back Day event the Milford Police Department in collaboration with the Milford Prevention Council is happy to announce the installation of a Drug Take Back Box which will be located in the lobby of Milford Police Headquarters, 430 Boston Post Road.

According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.5 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs.

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