Malvern Daily Record

Prescripti­on Drug Take Back Day Saturday

- By Lance Brownfield

DEA’S National Prescripti­on Drug Take Back Day is Saturday and the Malvern Police Department and other law enforcemen­t agencies will be hosting a drug take back event outside Walmart from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event is part of an effort to get expired and unneeded prescripti­on drugs out of the medicine cabinet so that they can be properly disposed of and avoid misuse.

“The drug overdose epidemic in the United States is a clear and present public health, public safety, and national security threat,” according to the DEA website. “DEA’S National Prescripti­on Drug Take Back Day reflects DEA’S commitment to Americans’ safety and health, encouragin­g the public to remove unneeded medication­s from their homes as a measure of preventing medication misuse and opioid addiction from ever starting.”

The event is hosted twice a year. Once in spring and once in fall. If individual­s are unable to make it to either of these dates, there is a prescripti­on drug dropbox in the Malvern Police Department located at 215 E. Highland Ave. The box can be accessed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

For more informatio­n, call the Malvern Police Department at 501-332-3636 or go to­y.

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