National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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Today is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Citizens who wish to discard unused, expired, or unwanted medications are encouraged to drop them off at one of numerous collection sites.

Removing unneeded medications from the home is an important step to prevent medication misuse or addiction.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with Valley Health to provide a drop off location.

The Valley Health Complex on North Commerce Avenue will be accepting drop offs from 10 am – 2 pm.

To find the nearest collection site for you, head to DEATakeBack.com.

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More drop off locations for National Take Back Day

Frederick County announced drop off locations for unwanted or outdated prescription drugs on National Take Back Day.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office on Coverstone Drive, Walgreens on Valley Mill Road and two Walmart locations on Walmart Drive and Maranto Manor are drop off locations.

Strasburg Police Department will also be a drop off location as will the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.

All drop offs locations will be available April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..

In October’s take back day the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) collected almost 500 tons of unwanted or expired prescriptions.

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