Prescription drugs take back day Saturday
October 25, 2013 10:45 AM

The Pennsylvania State Police will accept unwanted, expired and unused prescription drugs on Saturday as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, sponsored by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency.

A Pennsylvania State Police-sponsored collection site will be at the Pennsylvania State Police barracks, 4221 Route 286 Highway West, Indiana from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In that time frame, unwanted prescription medications may be dropped off at the PSP Indiana barracks. No personal information is required for drop-off.

Additional information may also be obtained from the website of the Drug Enforcement Agency at www.dea.gov.

“The Drug Take-Back Program aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposal while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications,” said State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan in a press release.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration sponsors this national event because prescription drugs, especially those left wasting away in medicine cabinets, are more likely to be misused or abused.

Controlled, non-controlled and over the counter medications will be accepted. Liquid products and creams in their containers will be accepted.

Sharps and syringes will not be accepted due to the potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens.

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