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Milford PD To Host Prescription Drug Take Back Event

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Milford, Del. – The Milford Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will host a Prescription Drug Take Back event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 27 at the Milford Police Department, located at 400 Northeast Front Street.

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last September, Americans turned in 244 tons of prescription drugs at more than 5,200 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners.  In its five previous Take Back events, the DEA and its partners took in over two million pounds of pills. 

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that sit in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. 

Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines - flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash - both pose potential safety and health hazards.

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