Taylor to Host Free Prescription Drug Take Back Event April 29
HARRISBURG-- In a move to better protect children and the environment from unused medications, Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) will sponsor a Drug Take Back Day.
“Prescription drug abuse is epidemic,” Taylor said. “Most families know someone who has been impacted by the crisis. To reduce the risk of these drugs falling into the wrong hands, it’s important that you clean out your medicine cabinet and properly dispose your unwanted and expired medicines.”
Taylor will co-host the Drug Take Back Day event with First Class Pharmacy and the Drug Enforcement Agency.
The event will take place on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the intersection of Frankford and Cottman avenues.
All pharmaceutical drugs to be disposed must be in a sealed container, like the original bottle or a zip-top bag. Liquid pharmaceuticals should remain in the original container. Personal information should be removed or blotted out with a permanent marker.
Items accepted include prescription and over-the-counter solid medications; tablets and capsules; liquid medications, like cough syrups and cold medicines; prescription patches; medical creams and ointments; vitamins; nasal sprays; and pet medicines.
For more information, call Taylor’s office at 215-708-3139.
Representative John Taylor
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: David Foster