Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

October 25, 2013 

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday.

It's a day aimed at providing a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs. It's also meant to educate the general public about the potential of abuse for medications, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Manatee County Substance Abuse Coalition, along with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is accepting unused medications from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Walgreens, 14415 Arbor Green Trail (near State Road 70 & LorraineRoad) in Bradenton, or check the DEA’s website for a location near you: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html.

Manatee County residents can now also dispose of their expired or unused prescriptions and over-the-counter medications at seven permanent Rx drug disposal kiosks.

They are located at:

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office/Substations at 600 301 Blvd. W., Suite 202; 407 57th Ave. E.; and 5030 U.S. 301 N., Ellenton.

Bradenton Police Department, 100 10th St. W.

Bradenton Beach Police Department, 403 Highland Ave.

Holmes Beach Police Department, 5801 Marina Drive.

Palmetto Police Department, 1115 10th St W.

Liquids and needles are not accepted.

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