Keep your family safe — get rid of old prescriptions in your medicine cabinet. Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is April 26

Keep your family safe — get rid of old prescriptions in your medicine cabinet. Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is April 26

We’ve all seen the effects of old medications stockpiled in cabinets:

  • Toddlers ingesting what they thought was candy
  • Tween and teens attempting suicide
  • Heroin users who started on prescription narcotics but found heroin to be cheaper on the streets

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Anne Arundel County Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), a collection of unwanted, unused and expired medications will take place on Saturday, April 26, from 10am-2pm at the following locations:

Northern District                                                               Eastern District
939 Hammonds Lane                                                        3700 Mountain Road
Baltimore, MD 21225                                                        Pasadena, MD 21122
 
Western District                                                               Southern District
8273 Telegraph Road                                                       35 Stepneys Lane
Odenton, MD 21113                                                         Edgewater, MD 21037

Not able to make it on this day? No worries, the Anne Arundel County Police Department has permanent collection containers at all four districts listed above and can accept unwanted, expired prescriptions at any time. Collections are anonymous. No questions asked.  -Charlotte Wallace, RN

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