OPD Takes Part In National Prescription Drug ‘Take-Back’ Campaign

OSWEGO, NY – On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Oswego City Police Department will be participating in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug “Take-Back” campaign, where they will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction.

Anyone wishing to turn over such prescription medications may do so at the Oswego Police Department, located at 169 W. Second St.

The service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked.

From: DEA – “The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

“The American people have again responded overwhelmingly to the most recent DEA-led National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. On April 28, citizens turned in a record-breaking 552,161 pounds (276 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,659 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories.

“When the results of the four Take-Back Days to date are combined, the DEA and its state, local, and tribal law-enforcement and community partners have removed over 1.5 million pounds (774 tons) of medication from circulation.

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  1. Everyone should take a few minutes to look at their medicine cabinets to see if they can eliminate unwanted or expired pills. Too many kids experiment with pills, and that can quickly lead to addiction. Opiate abusers ultimately turn to heroin. We’ve lost too many lives in America from either pills or heroin. Teen addicts in treatment tell Myteensavers that they never thought their recreational pill use would lead them to heroin, but it did. They advocate frequent parental conversations and home drug testing to help detect early drug use.

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