Parsippany Police to take back unwanted prescription drugs

Sgt. Allan Griffin, Det. Sgt. Brooks, Morris County Sheriff Department, and Patrolman Remo D'Alessandro

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

They cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, 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 of medications.

According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.