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Sep 20, 2015 1:46 PM

Rx Drug Take-Back in Rochester and around the state next Saturday


ROCHESTER - Police are partnering with the city's drug prevention coalition Bridging the Gaps to host a prescription drug take-back day on Saturday Sept. 26.

Rochester is one of more than 70 locations around the state participating in the federal Drug Enforcement Administration's 10th annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day next Saturday from 10a.m.-2p.m.

The event allows people to get rid of unused prescription medication in pill or patch form with no questions asked. Police say they are not permitted to accept needles or liquids.

The program aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications, according to the DEA.

Rochester's collection site with be at the police department at 23 Wakefield St.

For a complete list of drug take-back locations around the state, go to the DEA website.


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