April 30, 2014
The National Take Back Initiative (Pill drop off) that was held on April 26, 2014 was a success. The City of West Palm Beach obtained 118 pounds of miscellaneous medications. We received a pound and a half more then the last drop off day in October of 2013. The medications were transferred to the Drug Enforcement Administration for destruction. Thank you for your assistance and for those who dropped off their unused,unwanted, and expired medications.
National Take Back Initiative Collection
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. This is a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies focused on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets. A national take- back day provides a unified opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction. This one day effort brings national focus to the issue of pharmaceutical controlled abuse. The program provides an opportunity for law enforcement, prevention, treatment, and the business community to collaborate and establish a safe collection site for all.
Turn in your drugs at the following West Palm Beach Locations:
West Palm Beach Police Department located at 600 Banyan Blvd,
West Palm Beach Fire Station #2 located at 4301 S. Dixie Hwy.
Palm Beach Outlet Mall Police substation located at 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.