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April 16, 2013 > Unwanted prescription drug takeback

Unwanted prescription drug takeback

Submitted By Fremont PD

On Saturday, April 27, the Fremont Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to the Fremont Centerville Farmers' Market; 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. 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.

Drug Takeback
Saturday, Apr 27
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Centerville Farmers' Market
Bonde Ave./Fremont Blvd.

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