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National Drug Take-back Day

Monday, April 23, 2018

The Malden Police Department along with the Malden Board of Health are hosting the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Drug Take-Back Day to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medication, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse. Unused and expired medications left unsecured or unmonitored in medicine cabinets are a public safety issue that can lead to abuse or accidental overdose. Proper disposal of all medication is an easy and effective way to prevent the misuse and abuse of prescription and OTC medication and protect the environment.

This event is open to the public on Saturday April 28th from 10AM-2PM at the Malden Police Department, 800 Eastern Avenue. Accepted items include pills, capsules, tablets, liquid cough medicine, creams or other medications. Any needles/syringes, medical devices (IV bags, home infusion items), thermometers and medical instruments will not be accepted, but may be disposed of at the following locations:

            Malden Senior Housing, 630 Salem Street
            Senior Center, 7 Washington Street
            Board of Health, 110 Pleasant Street 2nd Floor

Information regarding substance use prevention and recovery resources will also be available during the Take-Back Day courtesy of the Malden Board of Health Substance Abuse Prevention Services and Malden Overcoming Addiction.  Information on these topics can be found anytime online at www.cityofmalden.org/substanceuse

For more information, please contact Detective Renee Kelley at RKelley@maldenpd.com or 781-397-7171 x1203

Additionally, residents may bring prescription medications to the Malden Police Department and utilize the drop-box located in the lobby, which is available 24hrs every day.  Click here for more info.