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Malden Hosts DEA National Drug Take-Back Day

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Malden Police and Malden Board of Health are hosting the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Take-Back Day on Saturday October 27, 2018 from 10 AM-2PM at the Malden Police Station, 800 Eastern Avenue. Take-Back Day provides a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medication, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse.

Unused and expired medications left unsecure or unmonitored in medicine cabinets are a public safety issue that can lead to abuse or accidental overdose. Proper disposal of all medication is an easy and effective way to prevent the misuse and abuse of prescription and OTC medication and protect the environment.

National Take-Back Day is open to the public. If you are unable to attend, you may dispose of medication any day and time in the permanent Medication Disposal Unit located in the Malden Police Station lobby.

Accepted items include: pills, capsules, tablets, liquid cough medicine, creams or other medications. Any needles/syringes, medical devices (IV bags, home infusion items, etc.), thermometers, & medical instruments will NOT be accepted but may be disposed of at the following locations any day during normal business hours:

            Malden Senior Housing, 630 Salem Street
           Senior Center, 7 Washington Street
           Board of Health, 110 Pleasant Street 2nd Floor

Information regarding substance use prevention and recovery resources will also be available during the Take-Back Day, or can be found anytime at www.CityofMalden.org/substanceuse. For further information, please contact Ashley Wright, Malden Board of Health, Substance Abuse Outreach Manager awright@cityofmalden.org. 

Released by the Office of Mayor Gary Christenson