The REHOBOTH POLICE DEPARTMENT IS TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS April 26 from 10a.m. to 2p.m. AT THE REHOBOTH POLICE DEPARTMENT.
Rehoboth MA – On April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Rehoboth Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the REHOBOTH POLICE DEPARTMENT at 334 Anawan Street Rehoboth, MA. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.
Please take part in this great program and properly dispose of your unused prescription medication on April 26th from 10a.m. to 2p.m. at the Rehoboth Police Department. Any further questions about this event please contact Sgt. Brian Ramos 508-252-3722.