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Dover Police to Host Prescription Drug Take-Back

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DOVER, Del.- The Dover Police Department is teaming up with the Drug Enforcement Administration for a Drug Take Back event this month.

On Saturday, Sept. 27, the police department is encouraging anyone with unused or expired medications to turn them in at the Dover Police Department. Police said the service will be anonymous with no questions asked, and will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Police said they will not accept Sharpies or syringes at the collection event due to potential hazards posed by blood-borne pathogens.

According to police, this initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. The DEA has said rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are alarmingly high, and studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. According to police in Dover, flushing unused medications down the toilet or throwing them in the trash both pose potential safety and health hazards.

To find other collection sites or more information about the program, visit http://www.dea.gov or call 1-800-882-9539.

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