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City of Davis Police
Monday September 29th, 2014 :: 04:08 p.m. PDT


Davis PD Works with DEA for Take Back Project

On Saturday, September 27th, the Davis Police Department participated in the 9th annual Take-Back initiative coordinated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. During this four hour window, the Davis Police Department collected 227 pounds of unwanted, expired, and unused prescription medication.

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. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including 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.

The collected medications were brought to the DEA office in Sacramento for proper disposal.

City of Davis Police
2600 Fifth Street
Davis , CA 95617

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