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Published on May 8th, 2014 | by Burlington Partnership

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Burlington Residents Get Unused Medications Out Of Their Medicine Cabinets!

On April 26th the Drug Enforcement Administration hosted its 8th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Vermont’s total came in just under what was collected in the fall.  Residents across the state turned in a total of 3,340.9 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.  With great community collaboration 179.4 pounds of drugs were returned to the BPD during the 4 hour event.  More controlled substances were collected this year than in any previous years!

Thank you so much to Elizabeth Higdon, Allyson Mason, Nicole Pone, Marin Valentino, Logan McConnell the amazing pharmacists who volunteered their Saturday to help us track what came in!  We would also like to thank BPHC volunteer Taylor Cassidy for the help surveying participants!

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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