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Medication Disposal Take Back Event - April 26

March 21, 2014
Keene, NH

Monadnock Voices for Prevention, The DEA and area police departments announce another Medication Take Back Event!

Medications are vital to the health and well-being of many people; however, access and availability of unused medications is a growing concern in the Monadnock Region and throughout the nation due to: 1) rising misuse of certain prescription and over-the-counter medications leading to injury and addiction, especially among youth; 2) the presence of pharmaceuticals in our water supply even after it has been treated; and 3) high rates of accidental poisonings from medications, especially among children and pets.

Free and anonymous, no questions asked!

What you should bring: Any prescription or over-the-counter medications, in solid or liquid forms. Medications should be kept in their original containers. Black permanent marker may be used to make patient identifying information (name, address, etc.) completely illegible to protect privacy. The name of the medication should remain intact and completely legible. Please separate over-the-counter medications from prescription medications — preferably in separate bags/boxes. Medications can only be dropped off at these locations during designated hours.

What will not be accepted: Illicit substances (marijuana, etc.), syringes or ‘sharps’ (due to potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens).

What if I can’t make it?: For individuals who may not be able to drop off their excess medications at the event, please visit www.monadnockvoices.org for more information on how to properly dispose of unwanted, unused, expired medication and to learn about additional take back events.

For more information, click here to view the flyer.

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