Rx drug disposal event planned

Posted Oct. 03, 2011, at 7:15 p.m.

ROCKLAND — The Rockland Police Department, Rockland District Nursing Association and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Rockland City Hall Council chambers, 270 Pleasant St. Needles, inhalers and thermometers will not be accepted. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Partners assisting in the Take Back Event here in Rockland are Knox County Community Health Coalition, PenBay Healthcare, Penquis, Midcoast District-ME CDC. For a list of all participating sites in Knox County, visit http://www.knoxcountymaine.gov/ema.

Four days after the first Take-Back event in September 2010, Congress passed the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, which amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow an “ultimate user” of controlled substance medications to dispose of them by delivering them to entities authorized by the attorney general to accept them.

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