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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

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Saturday, April 28, 2012
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

Americans that participated in the DEA’s third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on October 29, 2011, turned in more than 377,086 pounds (188.5 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,327 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories. When the results of the three prior Take-Back Days are combined, the DEA, and its state, local, and tribal law-enforcement and community partners have removed 995,185 pounds (498.5 tons) of medication from circulation in the past 13 months.

“The amount of prescription drugs turned in by the American public during the past three Take-Back Day events speaks volumes about the need to develop a convenient way to rid homes of unwanted or expired prescription drugs,” said DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart. “DEA remains hard at work to establish just such a drug disposal process, and will continue to offer take-back opportunities until the proper regulations are in place.”

“With the continued support and hard work of our more than 3,945 state, local, and tribal law enforcement and community partners, these three events have dramatically reduced the risk of prescription drug diversion and abuse, and increased awareness of this critical public health issue,” said Leonhart.

National Take Back Initiative Collection Sites

Saturday, April 28, 2012

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

LOCATION COLLECTION SITE ADDRESS CITY STATE, ZIP    
HOUSTON POLICE HOUSTON PD – SOUTH CENTRAL STATION 2202 ST EMANUEL HOUSTON 77003
HOUSTON ISD POLICE HERMAN A. BARNETT STADIUM 6800 FAIRWAY HOUSTON 77087
BELLAIRE POLICE CITY OF BELLAIRE CITY HALL
LOBBY
7008 S.RICE BELLAIRE 77401
HOUSTON POLICE NORTHEAST SUBSTATION 8301 LEY RD HOUSTON 77028
HOUSTON POLICE SOUTHEAST SUBSTATION 8300 MYKAWA HOUSTON 77048
ALDINE ISD THOMAS WUSSOW PARK
YMCA HEALTHY SAFE KIDS EVENT
500 GREENS ROAD HOUSTON 77060
HIGHER DIMENSION CHURCH HIGHER DIMENSION CHURCH 9745 BISSONNET STREET HOUSTON 77036
PASADENA POLICE THE SUMMIT (ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL)
BACODA
1838 E. SAM HOUSTON PKWY. SOUTH PASADENA 77503
PRECINCT 1 CONSTABLE’S OFFICE HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE-SPRING BRANCH
MAIN BUILDING
1010 W SAM HOUSTON PKWY N HOUSTON 77043
JERSEY VILLAGE POLICE JERSEY VILLAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT
LOBBY
16401 LAKEVIEW DRIVE JERSEY VILLAGE 77040
HOUSTON POLICE WESTSIDE SUBSTATION 3203 S. DAIRY ASHFORD HOUSTON 77082
HUMBLE ISD POLICE HUMBLE ISD POLICE DEPARTMENT 341 CHARLES STREET HUMBLE 77338
LA PORTE POLICE LA PORTE NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER 526 SAN JACINTO LA PORTE 77571
KATY ISD POLICE KATY ISD LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER 20370 FRANZ ROAD KATY 77449
HOUSTON POLICE KINGWOOD STATION KINGWOOD BRANCH LIBRARY 4400 BENS VIEW LANE(PARKING LOT) KINGWOOD 77339
BAYTOWN POLICE SAN JACINTO MALL 1496 SAN JACINTO MALL BAYTOWN 77521
FORT BEND ISD POLICE MERCER STADIUM
(PARKING LOT)
16341 LEXINGTON BLVD SUGAR LAND 77479
HOUSTON POLICE CLEAR LAKE STATION 2855 BAY AREA BLVD. HOUSTON 77058
ALVIN POLICE NEW HOPE CHURCH ALVIN CAMPUS
OLD ALVIN STATE BANK
221 SOUTH GORDON ALVIN 77511
FRIENDSWOOD POLICE UTMB – SPECIALTY CARE CENTER AT VICTORY LAKES 2240 GULF FREEWAY SOUTH LEAGUE CITY 77573
FORT BEND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE GUS GEORGE ACADEMY
(PARKING LOT)
1521 EUGENE HEIMANN CIRCLE RICHMOND 77469
TOMBALL POLICE DEPARTMENT TOMBALL CITY HALL
REBECCA CARLISLE
28519 STATE HIGHWAY 249 TOMBALL 77375

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