Wednesday, October 19, 2011

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, Oct. 29.

From State Rep. Michael McGeehan:

Don’t flush away unwanted prescription drugs

The old practice of flushing expired old or unneeded prescription drugs down the toilet is now strongly discouraged since it was found many drugs survive the process and make it into our rivers, and even into drinking water.

And drugs thrown into the garbage could end up in the hands of children and trash pickers.

Now is a great time to go through the medicine cabinet and gather your unwanted or expired prescription drugs in preparation for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, Oct. 29.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day, the Philadelphia Police Department will have drop-off points for old prescription drugs at many fire stations throughout the city.

In and about the 173rd Legislative District, there will be four fire station drop-off sites:

Fire Department Engine 7/Ladder 10, 3798 Kensington Avenue

Fire Department Engine 36/Ladder 20, 7818 Frankford Avenue

Fire Department Engine 62/Ladder 34, 9845 Bustleton Avenue

Fire Department Engine 71/Ladder 28, 1900 Cottman Avenue

A complete list of drop-off sites in the Philadelphia region and all of Pennsylvania can be found at Click on "Start Over," then enter the municipality and the state it is in.

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