Bucks County Medication Disposal Day
Saturday, October 17th
10am to 2pm
Bucks County Judicial Center
100 N. Main Street, Doylestown
The free and anonymous event offers residents the opportunity to dispose of unused, unwanted or expired medications. While all sorts of medications will be accepted, the event particularly is targeting prescription painkillers, such as Oxycotin and other opioids, which are often abused and serve as a gateway to heroin addiction.
For more information, please call (215) 348-6344.
Here are a few alarming facts:
- Seventy percent of people who abuse prescription pain relievers get them from friends or relatives.
- One-in-four high school students have abused prescription drugs.
- According to the Environmental Protection Agency, improperly discarded medications have been detected in community water supplies.