The Creve Coeur Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.
Bring your pills for disposal to the Creve Coeur Police Department located at 300 North New Ballas Rd. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Please note, the DEA will only accept pills or patches. They cannot accept liquids, needles, or sharps.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. 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 pose potential safety and health hazards.
For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website. Click on the ticket URL to see the link.