A list of drop-off sites for take-back day, available at takebackday.dea.gov, includes police departments in Alstead, Dublin, Fitzwilliam, Hinsdale, Jaffrey, Keene, Peterborough, Rindge, Troy and Winchester, along with the Walpole Recycling Center.
The DEA's Diversion Control Division aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible way for people to dispose of prescription drugs.
Officials say keeping prescription drugs indefinitely in a medicine cabinet can be an invitation to abuse, and improperly disposing of them risks harming the environment and tainting the food supply. All collected pills will be destroyed.
Permanent drug take-back box. "We have 24 collection sites throughout the state", said Leitzinger.
According to the DEA, drug overdose is now the leading cause of injury death in the United States.
Nearly 4,500 state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies will run more than 5,600 collection sites on Saturday.
Items that are not accepted include needles, bloody or infectious waste, medication from businesses or clinics, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans or inhalers. Some individuals reported taking up heroin because it is cheaper and easier to obtain than prescription drugs.
Deegan, Jr. encourages the public to participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Takeback Day. The drug take back day is in its 9th year.
Do you have old prescriptions and medications lying around the house?
Because the home medicine cabinet is at the root of the epidemic for so many, each household has an opportunity to do everything they can to prevent inappropriate access to prescription opioids.
Medications can be dropped of no questions asked from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m.
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