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Lewes Police Drug Take Back Event, April 30th

04/18/2016

DRUG TAKE BACK
 
On Saturday, April 30th, 2016 from 10:00am – 2:00pm at the Schley Avenue BPW building, the Lewes Police Department will host the 11th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
 
DEA began hosting National Prescription Drug Take-Back events in 2010. At the previous 10 Take-Back Day events, over 5.5 million pounds of unwanted, unneeded or expired medications were surrendered for safe and proper disposal. The disposal service is free and anonymous for consumers, with no questions asked.
 
Keep in mind that needles, sharps, asthma inhalers, and illicit drugs are not accepted at the drop box.
 
Prescription medications play an important role in the health of millions of Americans. However, expired medications or unused drugs often stay in the back of cabinets for months or even years. These expired drugs can pose significant health hazards to toddlers, teens and even family pets who may inadvertently consume medications. Some medications are so potent that even one dose could be fatal if accidentally ingested. Throwing away certain medications in trash cans or flushing them down the toilet can be an environmental health hazard, too.
 
Should you have any questions about this event, please contact the Lewes Police Department at (302) 645-6264.
 
You can also contact the DEA at http://www.dea.gov/ or by calling 800-882-9539 for more information.


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