National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is being held Saturday. It aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating people about the potential for abuse of medications.
Potentially dangerous, unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications will be collected at several police stations and other locations in the Greater Danbury area. At the end of the event, the medication will be destroyed.
Danbury Police spokesman Lt Christian Carroccio says prescription drugs that languish in medicine cabinets create a public health and safety concern because they are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. He added that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the family medicine cabinet.
The take back day collection is from 10am to 2pm tomorrow.