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Malden 2018 DEA National Drug Take-Back Day

Monday, April 23, 2018

Malden Police and Malden Board of Health are hosting the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Drug Take-Back Day to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medication, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse. Unused and expired medications left unsecure or unmonitored in medicine cabinets are a public safety issue that can lead to abuse or accidental overdose. Proper disposal of all medication is an easy and effective way to prevent the misuse and abuse of prescription and OTC medication and protect the environment.

Take-Back Day is open to the public Saturday April 28, 2018 from 10 AM-2 PM at the Malden Police Department, 800 Eastern Ave. If you are unable to attend, you may dispose of medication any day and time in the Medication Disposal Unit located in the Malden Police Department lobby.

Accepted items include: pills, capsules, tablets, liquid cough medicine, creams or other medications. Any needles/syringes, medical devices (IV bags, home infusion items, etc.), thermometers, & medical instruments will NOT be accepted but can be disposed of at the following locations any day during normal business hours:

            Malden Senior Housing, 630 Salem Street
            Senior Center, 7 Washington Street
            Board of Health, 110 Pleasant Street 2nd Floor

Information regarding substance use prevention and recovery resources will also be available during the Take-Back Day courtesy of the Malden Board of Health Substance Abuse Prevention Services and Malden Overcoming Addiction. Information on these topics can be found anytime online at www.CityofMalden.org/substanceuse or contact Detective Renee Kelly at rkelley@maldenpd.com.

Released by the Office of Mayor Gary Christenson