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Published on October 30th, 2013 | by Burlington Partnership

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Another Successful Prescription Drug Take-Back Day!

On October 26th the Drug Enforcement Administration hosted its 7th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. This year’s event broke records in Vermont, with residents across the state turning in a total of 3,429.5 pounds of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal.

BPHC, in collaboration with the Burlington Police Department, participated in this national effort to decrease the availability of prescription drugs by hosting and promoting a local Take-Back Day location. Over 152 pounds of drugs were returned to the BPD during the 4 hour event.

Thank you so much to Sharon Zhou, Lawrence Narayan, Nicole Pone, Miranda Wells, and Owen Foley the amazing pharmacists who volunteered their Saturday to help us track what came in!

If you are a Burlington resident and have unwanted or expired medications in your home they can be returned year round Monday-Friday, 9-10am or 4-5pm to the Burlington Police Department.

Learn more about why it is important to dispose of unwanted or expired medications properly.


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