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Drop Off Excess Prescription Drugs Oct. 24


Last updated 10/23/2020 at 4:36pm

Medications may be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Bartow Police Department, 450 N. Broadway Ave.

The drop-off is in conjunction with the federal Drug Enforcement Agency's Take Back program.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

The DEA's Ta...

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