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National Drug Take-back Day

Monday, October 23, 2017

The Malden Police Department along with the Malden Board of Health Substance Abuse Prevention Services 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 October 28, 2017 from 10AM-2PM at the Malden Police Department Community Room, 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

For more information, please contact Detective Renee Nusum at

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.