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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Eden Prairie Police Department
Event organized by Eden Prairie Police Department

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Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment. Take this opportunity to clean out your medicine cabinet and safely dispose of unused or unneeded medications!


Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse.

Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor’s supervision.

The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from family and friends — and the home medicine cabinet.

Unused prescription drugs thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold.

Unused drugs that are flushed contaminate the water supply.