Monday, September 20, 2010

Prescription Drugs & OTC Drug Take-Back

The disposal of over-the-counter and prescription drugs has become a problem as scientists are finding that they migrate into our groundwater. A CBS newscast estimated that 41 million of us have traces of prescription drugs in our drinking water.

Prescription & OTC Drug Take Back Events collect leftover drugs and dispose of them safely. On Saturday, September 25 from 10am-2pm there will be drop-of sites in all the NYC boroughs. You can bring prescription and over-the-counter solid dosage medications (i.e. tablets and capsules). Not accepted: Intra-venous solutions, injectables, needles and illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine. Learn more about safe drug disposal.

To find the site closest to you. (Note: website will be updated as collection sites are confirmed, so check back before heading out on 9/25.) Questions? Call 212-337-2906.

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