It might seem very peculiar event, but the Maryland Heights Police Department has joined hands with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration to host the fourth Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 28. The main aim of this event is to give the residents, an opportunity to safely dispose of any expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
There was a huge need being sought by the regulator to give people a safe and convenient platform to get rid of the unwanted or expired prescription drugs. The number of people, that turned up in the previous three events have indicated the same. The service provided by the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration is free and anonymous. People can come at any one of the seven locations stated by the regulator between 10 a. m. and 2 p. m. on April 28 and hand over their unused or expired prescription drugs.
In the last take back day that was organized on Oct. 29, there were in excess of 188.5 tons of unwanted or expired medications deposited by the people at 5,327 different sites. All these pharmaceuticals that are collected are turned over to the DEA, which destroys all of them. Although tablets, medications and capsules are accepted, needles or other intravenous paraphernalia are prohibited from this event.