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Shrewsbury and Marlborough to host “Prescription Drug Take Back Day”

Shrewsbury/Marlborough – Shrewsbury and Marlborough officials have announced that respective municipalities will be taking part in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s “Prescription Drug Take-Back Day” this Saturday, Sept. 26.

The event will be held in Shrewsbury 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Ave. It is sponsored by the Shrewsbury Board of Health and Shrewsbury Police Department.

The Marlborough Police Department will be sponsoring an event at its 355 Bolton St. headquarters. That event will also be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event is free and open to the general public at each location.

According to the DEA’s website, the day was initiated as a way for citizens to dispose of unwanted or expired medications in a safe way. On April 28, the website reports, “citizens turned in a record-breaking 552,161 pounds (276 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,659 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories.”

For more information contact your local Police Department or go to: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/

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