Thursday, April 25, 2019

Sen. Yaw Touts National Drug Take-Back Day, April 27; Collection Sites Available Year-Round

On April 25, Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming), Majority Chair of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, announced National Drug Take-Back Day, sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, will be held on Saturday, April 27.  
As with previous Take-Back events, sites will be available in communities allowing residents to return their unwanted, unneeded or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal.
“Take-Back Day is an excellent way to reduce drug abuse and misuse across the board,” Sen. Yaw said.  “It’s not only about preventing people from stealing or abusing prescription drugs, but it’s also about preventing accidental use and overdose, especially by our senior population.”
Residents are encouraged to participate in the pharmaceutical “spring cleaning” by taking back expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.
In 2018, Pennsylvania law enforcement collected 36,000 pounds of unused or expired medication at 306 collection sites.
Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming) serves as Majority Chair of the Senate Environmental Committee and can be contacted by calling 717-787-3280 or sending email to:
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