Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Saturday, Oct. 26 is Drug Take-back Day

Medicines are now found in our surface and ground water, as well as drinking water supplies. Wastewater treatment facilities do not remove most medicines.

Throwing medicines in the garbage—especially controlled substances like OxyContin and other pain relievers—is not safe because the drugs can be found and used by others.
Medicines thrown in the trash can also get into the environment.

Saturday, October 26, from 10am to 2pm
is the third annual Prescription Drug Take-back Day.

There are many drop-off locations in Brooklyn and the other boroughs of New York City. Check this site to find a drop off location near you. Check the list of accepted items if you have any questions.

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