Bedford PD – Got Drugs? Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal Saturday, April 27th, 1Oam- 2pm
Got Drugs? Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal Saturday, April 27th, 1Oam- 2pm
NATIONAL TAKE-BACK INITIATIVE
April 27, 2013 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.
In the five previous Take-Back events, DEA in conjunction with our state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners have collected more than 2 million pounds (1,018 tons) of prescription medications were removed from circulation.
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 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.
Shortly after DEA’s first Take-Back Day event two years ago, Congress passed, and President Obama signed, the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, which amended the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), allowing DEA to develop permanent, ongoing, and responsible methods for disposal. Prior to the passage of the Disposal Act, the CSA provided no legal means for transferring possession of controlled substance medications from users to other individuals for disposal. On December 21, 2012, DEA published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Disposal of Controlled Substances. These regulations would implement the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-273) by expanding the options available to collect controlled substances from ultimate users for purposes of disposal to include: Take-Back events, mail-back programs, and collection receptacle locations.
However, until these regulations become permanent, DEA will continue to hold Take-Back Days.
The Bedford Police Department collected over 90 pound of unwanted or expired medication as a result of the Drug Take Back program h e l d in September of 2012. The Bedford Police Department is once again sponsoring a prescription drug take back site in partnership with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration on Saturday, April 27th, 2013. You m a y turn in o u t dated or unwanted prescription drugs with no questions asked between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM at the lobby of the Bedford Police Department, located at 55 Constitution Dr. Bedford, NH. Please include only prescription drugs, no syringes will be accepted. Thanks for participating by removing unwanted dangerous p r e s c r i p t i o n drugs from your household.