Did you know the majority of prescription drug abusers report that they obtain their drugs from friends and family, including from the home medicine cabinet? Help fight against the misuse of prescription drugs by dropping off your unused and expired prescriptions at Acme grocery store on Saturday, October 22. The Hudson Police Department will be participating in the Drug Enforcement Agency's (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day by collecting unused medications inside the store between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Make sure to mark off your name, RX number, and medication name with a black marker, and seal all bottles in a see-through Ziploc bag. No syringes or liquids of any type will be accepted.
Last April, more than 893,000 pounds of prescription drugs were turned in at nearly 5,400 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 11 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in more than 6.4 million pounds of pills.
If you can't make it Saturday, an unused medications disposal box is always available in the lobby of the Hudson Police Department, 36 S. Oviatt.
(source of statistics: www.dea.gov)