PARSIPPANY — Members of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department and Morris County Sheriff’s Department were taking back unwanted prescription drugs Saturday, October 28 in the Morris Hills Shopping Center. They were located in front of the Harmon Face Values store located at 3189 Route 46.
This drop off was for individual citizens only. 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.”