Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday

Unused prescription drugs will be collected — no questions asked.

From the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office:

As part of our ongoing effort to crack down on illegal pill mills and prevent
prescription drug abuse, HCSO is taking part in the Operation Medicine Cabinet
Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Beginning Saturday September 29, 2012 at 10:00 AM, the Hillsborough County
Sheriff's Office, along with the Temple Terrace Police Department , the Tampa
Police Department , the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Hillsborough
County Anti-Drug Alliance, will collect unused or expired prescription
medications from citizens to prevent potentially dangerous drugs from getting
into the wrong hands.

The unused prescription drugs will be collected at several locations on
September 29th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Citizens will be able to drop off any prescription medications they no longer use and can remain anonymous, with no questions asked.

The Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance supports this take back initiative
and will provide volunteers and educational materials at the collection sites.

Collection Sites (location nearest to New Tampa in bold):

Sponsored by Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office:
Sweetbay Supermarket
2535 State Road 60 East
Valrico, FL 33594

Sponsored by Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office:
Sweetbay Supermarket
5320 Ehrlich Road
Tampa, FL 33624

Sponsored by Tampa Police Department:
Sweetbay Supermarket
2525 North Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33607

Sponsored by the DEA:
Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)
4801 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33617

For more locations visit http://1.usa.gov/TqP5Pk

Jeffrey Steven September 26, 2012 at 02:41 PM
It's efforts like the National Take Back Day that saves lives. Too many kids experiment with pills, and that experimentation can become addiction. Opiate abusers will then turn to heroin. We've lost too many lives in America with this. We need to help our kids stay away from these legal, but harmful drugs of abuse. Teen addicts in treatment tell Myteensavers that they never thoughts their recreational pill use would lead them to heroin, but it did. They advocate frequent parental conversations and home drug testing to help detect early drug use. Too many people rant about marijuana, when we have a serious opioid problem among all ages.


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