despp: Prescription Drug Take Back Events in Eastern CTApril 27
2013

{Connecticut State Police Patch}  
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Emergency Services &
Public Protection
Connecticut State Police
Public Information Office
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
 
Contact: 
860-685-8230
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Reuben Bradford
Commissioner
Colonel Danny R. Stebbins
Deputy Commissioner
Division of State Police
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

 

   On Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Connecticut State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  On Saturday, please bring your medications for disposal to one of the below listed sites:


                  

                   CONNECTICUT STATE POLICE - TROOP E, Montville

                   LEDYARD POLICE DEPARTMENT

                   MONTVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

                   EAST LYME POLICE DEPARTMENT

                   JEWETT CITY RESIDENT TROOPER OFFICE

                   LISBON CENTRAL SCHOOL

                   N. STONINGTON RESIDENT TROOPER OFFICE

                   PRESTON RESIDENT TROOPER OFFICE

                   SPRAGUE RESIDENT TROOPER OFFICE

   The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

    

   This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. 

   Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

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