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DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Day

  • Written by Valley View Staff

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Duvall Police station, 26225 NE Stephens St., to provide a venue for persons who want to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. No questions, no reports, no names, no fee.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

Duvall PD will have an officer in the front lobby, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., who will provide a receptacle to safely dispose legal, illegal and OTC drugs.

The program is anonymous.  Labels should be removed.  If not possible, then a permanent marker will be made available to black out R/X labels.

Liquid products will be taken in their original containers. Intravenous solutions, injectables, syringes or medical waste WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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