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Posted on: April 24, 2018

Prescription Drug Take Back event set for Saturday April 28 from 10 until 2

Don't Be the Dealer

Danville VA – On Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Danville Police Department, the Danville Sheriffs Office, and the Regional Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention will participate in the  Drug Enforcement Administration 15th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft. The public offering of ridding homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs is of vital importance.  Bring your pills for disposal to the parking lot of Centra Medical Groups Danville location at 414 Park Ave Danville VA, 24541 (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last fall Americans turned in 456 tons (912,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,300 sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,300 of its state and local law enforcement partners.  Overall, in its 14 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in more than 9 million pounds—more than 4,500 tons—of pills.  

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. 

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 28 Take Back Day event, go to or locally visit

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