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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

October 28, 2017 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Drop off your unused or expired prescription medication for safe disposal Saturday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Henrico Training Center during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

  • Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse.
  • Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor’s supervision.
  • The non-medical use of prescription drugs ranks second only to marijuana as the most common form of drug abuse in America.
  • The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from family and friends – and the home medicine cabinet.
  • Unused prescription drugs thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold. Unused drugs that are flushed contaminate the water supply.
  • Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.

Take-back programs are the best way to dispose of old drugs, but if you are not able to make it and have medications to dispose, follow these steps:

  1. Take the medication out of the bottle;
  2. Mix it with something unappealing like used kitty litter or coffee grounds;
  3. Seal it in a bag or disposable container and throw away.


October 28, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Henrico County Police Division
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Henrico County Training Center
7701 E. Parham Road
Henrico, VA 23294 United States
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(804) 501-7261
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