Navigation Links
Pennsylvania State Police to Accept Expired, Unwanted Prescription Medications
Date:9/18/2012

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania State Police will accept unwanted, expired and unused prescription drugs on Saturday, Sept. 29, as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, sponsored by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency.

"Because of the great success with the first four National Prescription Take Back Days, the DEA has asked us to partner with them again on this national one-day effort," said State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan. 

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., unwanted prescription medications may be dropped off at select state police barracks. No personal information is required for drop-off.

To find a drop-off location, visit www.psp.state.pa.us and click on the "Public Services'' link on the left navigation menu.

"The DEA sponsors this national event so prescription drugs, especially those left wasting away in medicine cabinets, are more likely to be misused or abused," Noonan said, noting that prescription drug abuse by teens continue to be on the increase.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day last April resulted in people across the United States turning in a record-breaking 276 tons of unwanted or expired medications for disposal. The Pennsylvania State Police alone collected more than 3,500 pounds of unused and unwanted pharmaceutical drugs for safe and proper disposal.  

Media contacts: Maria Finn, 717-783-5556


'/>"/>
SOURCE Pennsylvania State Police
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine technology :

1. Pennsylvania Puts Additional 20 Drug Recognition Experts on the Road
2. Pennsylvania DEP Announces X-ray Registration Fee Amnesty Program
3. University of Pennsylvania and Novartis Form Alliance to Expand Use of Personalized T Cell Therapy for Cancer Patients
4. E-Prescribing Trend is Growing; Pennsylvania Ranks 11th in Nation
5. Free Potassium Iodide Tablets Available Aug. 9 from Pennsylvania Department of Health
6. New Veridex Alliance Drives Study Of Circulating Tumor Cells In Men With Metastatic Prostate Cancer
7. Icahn Issues Statement Regarding Amylin Pharmaceuticals
8. Accuray Launches First Study to Compare CyberKnife® SBRT to Surgery and IMRT for Treatment of Early-Stage Prostate Cancer
9. Retired Pro Hockey Player 1st to Receive Total Artificial Heart in Upstate New York
10. CentraState and Freehold Radiology Group train physicians from China
11. Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) Urges Adults to Get Recommended Immunizations
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/25/2017)... 2017   Montrium , an industry leader ... the IQPC Trial Master Files & Inspection Readiness ... EastHORN Clinical Services has selected eTMF Connect ... management. EastHORN, a leading European contract research organization ... transparency to enable greater collaboration with sponsors, improve ...
(Date:9/23/2017)... Pa. , Sept. 22, 2017 Janssen ... a complete response letter from the U.S. Food and ... seeking approval of sirukumab for the treatment of moderately ... letter indicates additional clinical data are needed to further ... moderately to severely active RA. ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... AVACEN Medical (AVACEN) announced that its CE-Marked ... those with the widespread pain associated with fibromyalgia in ... Essex, England commented, "I had ... no sleep at all, tremendous pain, with every movement ... [the AVACEN 100] enough, how this has and is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Many families have long-term insurance that covers care for a ... waiver for care if the client has a cognitive impairment diagnosis. , “What ... is often waived, so the benefits from their insurance start immediately,” said Mechell Vieira, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... be giving viewers the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success ... focuses on current events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and San Francisco ... using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans are estimated ... in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 percent of ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Asante, ... post-acute health care, have expanded their existing home health joint venture through an ... has been operating a joint venture home health company with Asante, delivering clinically ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Wesley Chapel, FL (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Chapel is holding a treadmill relay – Miles by Moonlight to raise money for ... by donating $300 or more. , Teams will work together to keep their ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):