The National DEA Prescription Drug Take Back event set for April 28 2012

  PRESS RELEASE

04-04-12

 

The National DEA Prescription Drug Take Back event will be on 4-28-2012 from 1000 to 14000 hours. Please bring all your unused, expired, and unwanted prescription drugs to any area Sumner County WalGreens. After you drop off your unused and unwanted prescriptions, WalGreens will give you a coupon for 15% off your purchases for that day in their stores. Please join WalGreens and the Sheriffs Office for this important event.

If you are unable to make it to your local WalGreens to drop off your medications, don’t fret….. The Sheriffs Office has a 24 hour a day drug drop off kiosk in the administrative offices of the Sheriffs Office.

 

**Unused and expired prescription medications area public safety issue resulting in accidental poisoning, overdose, and death.

**The non-medical use of prescription drugs ranks second only to marijuana as the most common form of drug abuse in the United States.

**The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs got them from family and friends, with the home medicine cabinet a primary source.