Frederick County Taking Part In National Drug Take Back Day

It will take place on Saturday, Oct. 28th.




Frederick, Md (KM) Frederick County will be participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 28th.  Residents can bring unused, expired and dangerous medications to the Health Department at 350 Montevue Lane, or the Maryland State Police Barrack at 110 Airport Drive, from 10:00 AM until  2:00 PM. They can also bring used or unused sharps including syringes, needles, lancets and auto injectors at either site for disposal.

The Health Department says prescription and over-the-counter medications in pill form only can be dropped off, along with prescription patches. Pet medicines in pill form only can be dropped off as well.

On site at both locations will be the Health Department’s Harm Reduction Program to collect used or unused sharps, including syringes, needles, lancets and  auto injectors. They   must be separated from medications which are being disposed. The Health Department asks that when disposing of  sharps, have an approximate count of the  items to be disposed.

This event is for residential disposal only, and is not intended for businesses, clinics, or medical or health care facilities.

The drug disposal event provides an opportunity for residents to prevent drug diversion, addiction and overdose deaths through safe disposal of unused, unwanted or expired medications, the Health Department says.



By Kevin McManus