Press ReleaseCity of Livermore
1052 South Livermore Avenue
Livermore, CA  94550
Phone: (925) 960-4000

4/16/2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE #04162013
Subject :

Drug Take Back Event
Contact :Nicole Aguon, Crime Prevention Officer, Police Department    925-371-4978

On Saturday, April 27, 2013 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. the Livermore Police Department will be participating in a nationwide prescription drug take back event. This event will be located in front of the police department at 1110 S. Livermore Avenue. We are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and The City of Livermore Water Resources Department to give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The services are free and anonymous, no questions asked.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

Participants may dispose of medication in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into the disposal box. If an original container is submitted, the individual should remove any identifying information from the prescription label. All solid dosage pharmaceutical product and liquids in consumer containers may be dropped. Intra-venous solutions, injectibles, and syringes WILL NOT be accepted due to potential hazards posed by blood-borne pathogens.



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