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Derry Township Prescription drug take-back

People across the country cleaned out their medicine cabinets on Saturday as part of the National Prescription Drug Take-Back day.  Folks in Dauphin County brought their unwanted, unused, and expired pills to the Hershey Public Library in Derry Township and handed them over to the Derry Township Police Department.  This event helps the Drug Enforcement Administration prevent drug abuse and other drug-related health hazards.

Rebecca Kessler, Patrolwoman with the Derry Township PD says, “So we can get the medications out of the medicine cabinets so that it reduces the temptations to those that are and could be addicts and also to keep it out of landfills and out of our water.”

This is the eighth drug take-back event in the past three years for the DEA.  So far more than three million pounds of drugs have been collected nationwide.


1 Comment to “Derry Township Prescription drug take-back”

    Johnnomads said:
    April 27, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    The real shame of this programe, is the many poor people who could benefit from these medications, will never see any of them, since they are distroyed. Just because the medications are unwanted or unused, or even close to their expiration date, doesn't mean the medications are not of value. Unfortunately, there are many ppl who will die prematurely, who can't afford their life sustaining medications, I should know I'm one of them.

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