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Safely dispose of unused prescription drugs

By Rhea Serran

Medical waste and hypodermic syringes will not be accepted

UNION CITY, Calif. -- Union City Police Department (UCPD) and the City of Union City, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is hosting a drop-off location to safely dispose of subsequently accumulated unwanted and unused prescription drugs on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Please note: medical waste and hypodermic syringes will not be accepted.

In the five previous Take-Back events, the DEA in conjunction with state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners, have collected more than two million pounds (1,018 tons) of prescription medications.

“This is the third year that the City of Union City and Union City Police have hosted a drop-off location for Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. In September 2012, UCPD collected a total of 165 pounds of left-over and unused prescription drugs. We understand the need to develop a convenient way to rid homes of unwanted prescription drugs,” said Brian Foley, Union City Police Chief. “An event such as this can dramatically reduce the risk of prescription drug deviation and abuse and raise awareness of this public health issue.”

For more information about National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, contact the Union City Police Department at (510) 471-1365 or visit

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, April 27
10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Union City Police Department
34009 Alvarado Niles Road, Union City
(510) 471-1365

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