Milford Police Announce Drug Take Back Day on April 29

Barsaba Taglieri
Aprile 18, 2017

EAST HAMPTON On Saturday, April 29, the East Hampton Police Department and Local Prevention Council will be participating with the Drug Enforcement Agency, (DEA) in a nationwide Take-Back Initiative of pharmaceutical substances and other medications.

People will be able to dispose of unwanted, unneeded and expired prescription medications, with no questions asked. At any time throughout the year, households in Windsor County may take advantage of the permanent drop-boxes in the lobbies of the following Police Departments: Chester, Hartford, Ludlow, Royalton, Springfield, Windsor, and Woodstock. Hudson police will collect at the department and also in a Wal-Mart customer service area.

Joint Township District Memorial Hospital along with other OH hospitals, is participating in National Drug Take-Back Day by sponsoring a prescription drug drop-off site for community members to safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs.

Since inception of the Take Back Days, towns across Windsor County and the State have worked diligently to expand access to permanent drug collection units. Studies show that many abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet. Traditional methods of disposing unused medications, such as throwing them in the trash or flushing them down a toilet, can pose safety and health hazards.

"These are medicines that were languishing in home cabinets, highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse", NBPD officials wrote in an press release. Overall, in its 12 previous Take Back events, the DEA and its partners have taken in over 7.1 million pounds (more than 3,500 tons) of pills.

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