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April 22, 2014

NRP to Participate in Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

by kking
When: Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Select NRP Offices
Who: Open to the Public
Cost: Free
Contact: 1-800-882-9539
 

The Maryland Natural Resources Police warns that keeping outdated medication could lead to abuse or accidental ingestion and flushing it can harm Maryland’s water quality and underwater life. NRP encourages citizens to bring their unwanted medicine to select area offices as a part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

The NRP collection sites are:

      • Hillsboro Area Office, 3001 Star Road, Queen Anne 21657
      • Broadneck Area Office, 1070 East College Parkway, Annapolis 21409
      • Gwynnbrook Regional Office, 3738 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills 21117
      • Echo Lake Area Office, 2011 Monument Road, Myersville 21773

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative, administered by the Drug Enforcement Agency, provides a method for people to safely remove outdated, unneeded or unused controlled substances from their homes. During the collection process, NRP Officers will not ask questions and the drugs will be stored until they can be destroyed.

More information on the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative is available at by clicking here or calling 1-800-882-9539.

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