Prescription drug take-back day

East Hartford - posted Apr, 17 2013

EAST HARTFORD - The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day for Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the East Hartford Public Safety Complex, 31 School St. Locally, this event is being sponsored by the East Hartford Police, Fire and Health Departments. The program offers citizens the opportunity to safely discard unwanted, unused prescription drugs that have accumulated in their households. Residents are advised that the collection program is limited to prescription medications, pills, capsules and caplets. Items which cannot be collected include: I.V. bags, sharps, anything with a needle or lance, epi-pens, patches, gels, medications in tubes and liquids. When the national results of the three prior Take-Back Days are combined, the DEA and its state, local and tribal law enforcement and community partners have removed 995,185 pounds or 498.5 tons of medication from circulation in the past 13 months.

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