The Prescription Drug Take-Back is set for Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10 am-2 pm at CVS Pharmacy located at 7210 West Atlantic Boulevard - in the Palm Lakes Plaza at the corner of Rock Island Road and West Atlantic Boulevard.
Working in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Margate Police Department will host this event that aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
Residents are encouraged to bring their unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs to this event for safe disposal.
Participants may dispose of medication in its original container with the prescription label removed. Acceptable medications include: Prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and pet medicine.
Needles, thermometers, chemotherapy or radioactive substances, oxygen containers, pressurized containers, inhalers, illicit drugs, and liquid medications are NOT ACCEPTED.
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that many abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away – both potential safety and health hazards.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Drug Enforcement Administration website at www.dea.gov.