Mayor Menino Supports Drug Enforcement Agency's Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-back Day
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For Immediate Release
April 18, 2012
Released By:
Mayor's Office
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Mayor's Press Office

WHAT: The City of Boston will participate in the nationwide Prescription Drug Take-back Day.  The event offers community members an anonymous, safe and environmentally-friendly solution to properly dispose of unused/expired prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs.


WHERE & WHEN:    Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m at these locations:


Area A-1 (2 locations)


District A-15

20 Vine Street

Charlestown, MA 02129


North End Health Center

332 Hanover Street

North End, MA 02113


Area A-7

69 Paris St

East Boston, MA 02128


Area B-2

1200 Washington St

Roxbury, MA 02119


Area B-3

1165 Morton St

Mattapan, MA 02124


Area C-6

101 West Broadway

South Boston, MA 02127


Area C-11

Walgreens Pharmacy

757 Gallivan Boulevard

Dorchester, MA 02124


Area D-14

301 Washington St

Brighton, MA 02135


Area E-5

1708 Centre St

West Roxbury, MA 02132


Area E-13

3345 Washington St

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130


Area E-18

1249 Hyde Park Ave

Hyde Park, MA 02136


WHY:  Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-back Day is a collaborative effort to ensure the proper disposal of expired or unused medication that has the potential to be abused or harmful to the environment. Many people are not aware that expired and unused medicines are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse.  Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are increasing at alarming rates and studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends.  This program is to assist individuals in restricting access to harmful prescription narcotics and also provides an opportunity to safely dispose of these hazardous materials by keeping them out of the water supply. Too often individuals dispose of such medication by flushing and therefore potentially exposing them to the water supply           




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