Press Release

Statewide prescription drug take-back on Saturday, April 27

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Attorney General Janet T. Mills is announcing Maine’s Prescription Drug Take-Back drive. For the convenience of Maine citizens, local law enforcement agencies across the state will be open and available from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 27, to collect unused prescription drugs.

There will be a large drop box manned by local law enforcement at each site. Anyone can safely dispose of unwanted, unused prescriptions or over-the-counter medications with no questions asked, according to the AG office’s press release.

  The take-back effort reduces the risk of prescription drug diversion and abuse and ensures environmentally safe disposal. During the last take-back in September 2012, Maine collected 13,980 pounds of old medications. On that date, Maine again had the largest collection in New England and per capita had the fifth consecutive largest collection in the nation.

 For more information, contact the Office of the Attorney General at 626-8800. Click here to find the site nearest to you.

 

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