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Medicine Take Back Scheduled for April 27

Looking for a safe way to get rid of your unused or expired medication that is also good for the environment? If so, mark your calendar. The 26th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day (27th in Adams County) is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Twice a year, our local law enforcement and Collaborating For Youth volunteers team up with DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) to host drug collections. TAKE BACK sites will offer a safe, convenient, and totally anonymous opportunity for residents to clean out and take back their expired and unused prescriptions, over-the-counter meds, and pet meds. Loose pills, liquids, creams, and pill packs will be accepted. No needles, sharps, or intravenous solutions can be accepted. E-cigarette and vaping devices with lithium batteries removed may be disposed of. Location sites will be announced at the beginning of April. In addition, the Adams County Coalition for Overdose Awareness & Recovery will be distributing naloxone, a medicine that rapidly reverses an opioid overdose, at all of our Take Back locations.

Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety and public health issue leading to potential accidental poisoning, misuse, overdose, and possibly death. When you TAKE BACK your medications, you are helping to ensure they do not get into the hands and mouths of unsuspecting children. Unused prescription medications thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold. Adams County is not insulated from such problems. Help prevent addiction and overdose deaths. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives, protects your family and community, and protects the environment.

If you miss this TAKE BACK, you can still safely dispose of your drugs. There are Medication Collection Boxes located throughout the county, available year-round. To find one near you, please visit or call Lyric Gallagher at 717-338-0300.

Source: Adams County Collaborating For Youth

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