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Del. Promotes Prescription Drug Drop Off Sites

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WILMINGTON, Del.- Delaware lawmakers urged consumers to participate in this weekend's free statewide prescription drug take-back events.

People can anonymously discard unused, unwanted, or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications.

Governor Jack Markell and his Cabinet, the Attorney General's office, state and local police agencies, and healthcare organizations have teamed up with the Drug Enforcement Administration to host more than two dozen drop-off sites statewide.

The drop-off sites will run Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

The three drop-off sites are as follows:

New Castle County:

Shipley Manor

2723 Shipley Road, Wilmington

Kent County:

 

Heritage at Dover

1203 Walker Road, Dover

 

Sussex County:

Beebe Tunnell Cancer Center

18947 John Jay Williams Hwy, Rehoboth Beach

 

Location information about all of Delaware's drop-off sites is available online at www.dea.gov (click on "Got Drugs") or call 1-800-882-9539.

 

Please note: 

· Prescription and over-the-counter solid dosage medications (i.e. tablets and capsules) are accepted.

· Consumers are encouraged to remove personal information from bottles and packages.

· Intravenous solutions, injectables and needles will not be accepted.

· Illicit substances such as marijuana and methamphetamine are not part of the program.

More than 11 tons of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications have been collected in Delaware during Prescription Drug Take-Back events over the past three years.

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