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Date:
October 28, 2017
Time:
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:
Community Center
Address:
223 Little Falls St.
Kenneth R. Burnett Building

Falls Church, VA 22046
Contact:
703-248-5210 (TTY 711)
Email:
ADA:
Yes

Prescription Drug Take Back Event Oct 22
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Prescription Drug Take-Back Event

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Let the Police properly dispose of your prescription medication, keeping it out of the wrong hands and our waterways.

On October 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the City of Falls Church Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will help prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Community Center (223 Little Falls St.). Note that the DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.