April 27th Marks National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Wheat Ridge, CO ~ The Wheat Ridge Police Department in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and Lutheran Medical Center are sponsoring the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 10AM to 2PM on Saturday, April 27th at Lutheran Medical Center.

Anyone in the community can bring by any old or unwanted over-the-counter and prescription medication to the hospital where it will be safely disposed. The Take Back Day is aimed at reducing the amount of expired or unused prescription drugs for illegal use or abuse.

“Prescription drug abuse is a very real threat to our communities.” explains Wheat Ridge Police Chief Dan Brennan. “Events like the Take Back Day are a great opportunity to get these prescription drugs off the streets and out of the wrong hands.”

Items that cannot be accepted include mercury (thermometers), oxygen containers, chemotherapy/radioactive substances, pressurized canisters, sharps/syringes and illicit drugs. Lutheran Medical Center will have a pharmacist available to answer any questions.

What: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
When: Saturday April 27th, 2013
Where: Lutheran Medical Center
8300 W. 38th Ave.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

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