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