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Newport Beach Police Department
Friday October 6th, 2017 :: 09:55 a.m. PDT


Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: Saturday, October 28

On Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., we will be partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day at two locations:

  • Oasis Senior Center: 801 Narcissus Avenue, Corona del Mar (Main Entrance)
  • Hoag Hospital, Sunset View Parking Lot (lower campus, first left when entering from PCH), 1 Hoag Road, Newport Beach
This event gives the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by removing potentially-dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs from their homes. Anyone with medications to dispose of can bring them to either of the designated locations for quick and easy drop-off. The service is free and anonymous; no questions asked.

Medicines that are languishing in your cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. The traditional methods of disposing of unused medicines—like flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—pose potential safety and health hazards, but National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is a safe and straightforward solution.

For additional information on this event, please visit the DEA’s website at


Newport Beach Police Department
870 Santa Barbara Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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