Medication Take-Back Day is April 30

Courtesy Photo / National Drug Recovery Day

CAPE ELISABETH — National Prescription Drug Pickup Day is fast approaching. Authorities are asking people to properly dispose of prescriptions and medications.

Bring unused or unwanted prescription medication to the Cape Elizabeth Police Department on April 30 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. A tent will be set up on Jordan’s Way which will make drop-off quick and easy and done anonymously.

Drop-off locations will be in different communities across the country, including Cape Elizabeth. According to a statement from the Cape Elizabeth Police Department, during April 2021 recovery day, the nation collected 420 tons of medicine, more than the 372 tons collected in the previous effort.

According to a news release from the police department, unused prescription drugs often end up in the wrong hands due to improper drug disposal. The United States faces a drug overdose epidemic that threatens both public safety and public health. Medication Take Back Day helps encourage people to take unwanted, unused or expired medications from their homes.

National Prescription Drug Take-Away Day is a safe and responsible way to get rid of prescription drugs. If people cannot make it to drop off day on April 30, Cape Elizabeth Police will accept drop off of drugs in their lobby year round.

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