4/24/21: BAPD hosting Prescription Drug Take Back event
(April 6, 2021 - Blue Ash)
Blue Ash Police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will help residents rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, April 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Bring your pills for disposal to the front parking lot of the Municipal and Safety Center, 4343 Cooper Road in Blue Ash. Only pills or patches will be accepted, no liquids, needles, or sharps.
To keep everyone safe, collection sites will follow local COVID-19 guidelines and regulations.
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 United States are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.
In addition to DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, there are many other ways to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs every day, including the 11,000 authorized collectors that are available all year long. For more information, visit DEA’s year-round collection site locator.
The FDA also provides information on how to properly dispose of prescription drugs. More information is available here: https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/where-and-how-dispose-unused-medicines.
For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 24 Take Back Day event, go to www.DEATakeBack.com.