Ritchie Regional, Westbrook, and Sheriff’s Office Teams with Drug Enforcement Administration for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Harrisville, West Virginia – On Friday, April 21, from noon to 3 p.m. Ritchie Regional Health Center, Westbrook Health Services, and the Ritchie County Sheriff’s Office will partner up to host the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. In addition to the public having access to the Drug Disposal that is located inside the Sheriff’s Office, Ritchie Regional will be providing Naloxone Training and Westbrook will be offering Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal Kits.
For more than a decade, the event has helped Americans easily rid their homes of unneeded medications—those that are old, unwanted, or expired—that too often become a gateway to addiction.
Take Back Day offers free and anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide.
What: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
When: Friday, April 21 from noon to 3 p.m.
Who: Ritchie County Sheriff’s Office, Ritchie Regional Health Center, and Westbrook Health Services
Where: Ritchie County Sheriff’s Office (109 E North St. Harrisville, WV 26362)
In partnership with local law enforcement, Take Back Day has removed more than 8,300 tons of medication from circulation since its inception.
The collection site will collect tablets, capsules, patches, and other solid forms of prescription drugs. Syringes, sharps, and illicit drugs will not be accepted. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container. The cap must be tightly sealed to prevent leakage.
For more information, visit www.DEATakeBack.com.
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