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Posted on: October 27, 2023

MEDICATION TAKE BACK DAY IS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2023

Take Back Day

Doylestown, PA – Medication Take Back Day is Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm! Bucks County Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc. (BCDAC, Inc.), along with law enforcement, agencies and community coalitions, partner biannually to host these medication collections throughout Bucks County. 

 This year’s Take Back event will feature 48 public collection sites throughout the county. Simply drive up – or walk in – and drop in any unused, unneeded or expired medications for safe disposal.

 In addition to prescription medications, law enforcement officers will be collecting over-the-counter and pet medications, vitamins, vaping products and more. Plus, thirty sites throughout the county will be collecting medications and sharps, and select sites will be distributing Narcan while supplies last.

 It is important to follow safe practices with all medications, including storing medications appropriately, taking medications only as prescribed, and locking up and monitoring medications. According to the Bucks County data from the 2021 Pennsylvania Youth Survey, 50% of Bucks County students who have misused prescription medication report the most common way they got it is from a family member living in their home.

For more information about Medication Take Back Day, including site locations and protocols, visit www.bcdac.org or contact the office at 215-444-2700. 

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