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Suisun City Police Department
Wednesday September 22nd, 2010 :: 11:49 a.m. PDT


Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in Fairfield

Fairfield, California (Monday, September 20, 2010)—A nationwide prescription drug “Take-Back” event is being sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on Saturday, September 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be hosted by the Solano County Sheriff Coroner’s Office at 520 Clay Street in Fairfield.

The DEA will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction. The service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked. Needle waste will not be accepted.

Participants are asked to remove all personal information and foil packaging. Pills can be brought in zip lock bags. All liquids and creams must be sealed.

This event seeks to prevent pill abuse and theft. Prescription drug abuse in the United States is increasing at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

Also, many do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away—both potential safety and health hazards. This event ensures proper disposal of these drugs.

When drugs are improperly discarded in public water systems, they can have negative effects on fish and other aquatic wildlife, and may negatively affect human health. Even low levels of many of these drugs can be detrimental.

For more information about the prescription drug Take-Back day, please call (707) 421-7500 on the day of the event.

Suisun City Police Department
701 Civic Center Blvd
Suisun City, CA 94585

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-421-7373

520 Clay St
Fairfield, CA 94533

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