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Legislator Rath announces local collection site for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day


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oneilj - Posted on 22 April 2013

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath reminds residents that the annual Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is on Saturday, April 27 and several sites across Erie County will accept medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration and several local agencies, National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day collects thousands of pounds of drugs and disposes of them properly. In 2012, a total of 488,395 pounds of medications were collected across the country.

 

“The Amherst Police Department will be collecting prescriptions at Millard Fillmore Hospital on Maple Road to ensure they are safely accepted and properly disposed of. By removing these drugs from your home, you are ensuring they don’t end up in the wrong hands. Prescription drug abuse and accidental poisoning, especially with children, are major risks associated with storing unneeded drugs in the home. Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is a safe and convenient option for responsibly disposing of drugs,” said Legislator Rath.  

 

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