Dublin Police will participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The effort is designed to provide a safe, convenient and responsible way to get rid of expired and unused prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for prescription medication abuse.
The event will be held in the City parking lot, just north of the traffic circle at 6670 Commerce Parkway.
Only pills will be accepted. Needles, lancets, syringes, inhalers and liquids will not be accepted.
Those who are not available to participate in the pill take-back day can safely dispose of prescription medications anytime by using the 24/7 prescription drug drop box located at the Dublin Justice Center. The drop box, which is locked and monitored by video surveillance, was unveiled in April 2015.
The 24/7 prescription drug drop box and participation in the national take back day demonstrate the dedication of Dublin Police to making our community safer by helping keep medications out of the wrong hands. Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem nationwide and in Ohio.
- The drug overdose death rate has more than doubled from 1999 through 2013.
- On average, approximately five people die each day in Ohio due to drug overdose.
- Most teens get prescription drugs they abuse from friends and relatives, sometimes without the person knowing.
Dublin is one of the many central Ohio communities participating in the national pill take back initiative. Members of the public can search the collection site database at www.dea.gov by clicking the “Got Drugs?” banner and entering their ZIP code.
Senior Public Information Officer
Cell 614.410.4504 – Desk 614.704.9742