After collecting more than 1,000 tons of expired, unwanted prescription medications at previous events over the past three years, the Drug Enforcement Administration will hold a sixth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day across the country on Saturday.
New Milford Hospital and Community Partners are sponsoring a Drug Take-Back Day today.
New Milford Hospital Director of Patient Experience Damon DeChamplian says area residents can clear their home of unused or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications in the original containers. Unused medications in homes create a public health and safety concern, because they are highly susceptible to accidental ingestion, diversion, misuse, and abuse.
Only solid medicines may be turned in. No liquids, injectables or needles will be accepted.
The event is scheduled for today from 10:00 a.m. to – 12:00 p.m. and will be held at New Milford Hospital at the the 21 Elm Street parking lot.
Other locations include:
Bridgewater Resident Troopers Office
Bethel Police Department
Danbury Police Department
New Fairfield Resident State Troopers Office
Newtown Police Department
Oxford Resident State Troopers Office
Roxbury Resident State Troopers Office
Sherman Resident State Troopers Office
two Connecticut State Police Troop A locations in Southbury
A complete list of locations can be found here.