Friday, October 21, 2011

Drug Take-Back Day is October 29th

In coordination with the DEA, the Overland Park Police Department will host two sites for the upcoming Prescription Drug Take-Back day. The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 29, 2011, from 10am to 2pm.

The two Overland Park locations will be 8500 Antioch Road and 12400 Foster Street. This is a great opportunity to safely dispose of expired and/or unused medication. This disposal method ensures these medications do not fall into the wrong hands.
Nationwide, these take-back days have been a huge success. During the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days on September 25, 2010 and April 25, 2011, nearly 4,000 state and local law enforcement agencies participated and collected more than 309 tons of pills.

Check out the following links from the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Food and Drug Administration for further information.