WILMINGTON, MA – The Town of Wilmington is participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day with a “take back event” on Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10am to 2pm, at the Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street).
Wilmington residents are invited to anonymously surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for destruction at this time. Officers will be on hand in the lobby to collect what’s dropped off.
Can’t make it Saturday? The Public Safety Building has a medication disposal bin in its lobby year-round, available 24/7.
About National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that many abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away – both potential safety and health hazards.
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