Drug 'take back' scheduled for April 27

Posted Wednesday, April 24, 2013 in News

Drug 'take back' scheduled for April 27

Maine Attorney General Janet T. Mills is announcing Maine’s Prescription Drug Take-Back drive. For the convenience of Maine citizens, local law enforcement agencies across the state will be open and available from 10:00 AM to Noon on Saturday, April 27 to collect unused prescription drugs.

There will be a large drop box manned by local law enforcement at each site. Anyone can safely dispose of unwanted, unused prescription or over the counter medications with no questions asked.

 WHAT:          Prescription Drug Take-Back

 WHEN:          Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 AM to Noon

 WHERE:        Statewide – Click here to find a Take-Back site near you

 WHO:             Anyone who wants to dispose of unused prescription drugs in a safe, environmentally friendly manner with no questions asked.


The Take-Back effort reduces the risk of prescription drug diversion and abuse and ensures environmentally safe disposal. During the last Take-Back in September, 2012 Maine collected 13,980 pounds of old medications. On that date, Maine again had the largest collection in New England and per capita had the 5th consecutive largest collection in the nation.

For more information, contact the Office of the Attorney General at 626-8800.

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