National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

September 27, 2014 at 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM

Location: Indiana State Police Post, 5811 Ellison Road

Phone: 260-459-4819

Link: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov

Event Description

September 22, 2014 Updated Sep 22, 2014 at 1:22 PM EDT

This weekend, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) offers the public a chance to get rid of pills, cough syrup, and other unwanted medications that have been piling up around their homes. The ninth “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day” will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 27, 2014. This event is one of the few days of the year where residents can drop off expired or unused prescription medications with no questions asked. This program WILL NOT ACCEPT NEW OR USED NEEDLES.

Past Take Back Day events have been hugely successful, collecting more than 324 tons of prescription medications nationwide last October alone. Citizens wishing to participate in this program may drop off their prescription drugs for disposal at any Indiana State Police Post throughout the state (except the Toll Road). This includes the Fort Wayne Post on Saturday, September 27th between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

To locate the State Police post closest to your home or business, click this link: http://www.in.gov/isp/2382.htm

To find other locations participating in the Drug Take Back initiative, use this link to the DEA: https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/NTBI/ntbi-pub.pub?_flowExecutionKey=_c6796A07F-8015-147E-1B9E-8230988179C2_kFB2D2F77-1E74-95C9-F1F1-02553A852983

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