April 22, 2023
221 South Nursery Ave
Purcellville, VA 20132
Spring Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Each year, the Purcellville Police Department collaborates with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in the "Take-Back" initiative. The initiative aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs; while also educating the public about the potential for abuse and theft of medications. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Note: Medical "sharps," such as needles and syringes, are not accepted at Take Back events.
On Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Purcellville Town Hall, in partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Prevention Alliance of Loudoun (PAL), will host the biannual Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Bring your expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs and medications for safe disposal to the Purcellville Town Hall at 221 S Nursery Ave, Purcellville, VA 20132. (Sites cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. PAL will also provide free medication lock boxes and drug deactivation bags to the community during the event.
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 United States are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.
For more information on prescription drug abuse, go to: www.DEA.gov www.GetSmartAboutDrugs.com, www.JustThinkTwice.com.
There are many other ways to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs everyday including the 11,000 authorized collectors that are available all year long. For more information, visit DEA’s year-round collection site locator.
For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 22 Take Back Day event, go to www.DEATakeBack.com or visit Loudoun County Drug Disposal page.