National Prescription Drug Take Back

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National Prescription Drug Take Back, October 28

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department is taking back unwanted prescription drugs October 28 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in the Morris Hills Shopping Center. They will be located in front of the Harmon Face Values store located at 3189 Route 46.

They cannot accept liquids, needles or sharp objects, only patches or pills.

This drop off is only for individual citizens. Businesses that deal with pharmaceuticals, doctors, health care providers, and pharmacies are prohibited from disposing of pharmaceuticals at the collection site under FDA/DEA guidelines.

The 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 and medications.

“Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands.  That’s dangerous and often tragic,” said Acting DEA Administrator Chuck Rosenberg.  “That’s why it was great to see thousands of folks from across the country clean out their medicine cabinets and turn in – safely and anonymously – a record amount of prescription drugs.”

 

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