Friday, April 15, 2011

Second National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

April 30, 2011 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

For local collection sites see below

Turn in your unused or expired prescription and non-prescription medications for safe disposal.

Proper disposal of unused prescription and over-the-counter medications is important to protect both people and the environment. Unused prescription and over-the-counter medications that remain in the home can cause serious harm to people if they are taken accidently, intentionally misused or inappropriately given to someone else. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet. Unused medications that are flushed down the toilet or poured down the sink can enter the water supply, harming fish and other wildlife and posing a potential risk to people.

If you have unused medications to get rid of, bring them to a local collection site on Saturday, April 30th between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

Albany Police Department South Station, 126 Arch Street, Albany, NY 12202

Crossgates Mall Overflow parking lot across from Borders and Ruby Tuesday’s (Drive-thru), 1 Crossgates Road, Albany, NY 12202

For more information and to find additional collection sites in the area go to:

American public overwhelmingly responded to DEA prescription drug take-back effort" last fall.

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