Mayor Menino Supports Drug Enforcement Agency’s Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-back Day

 WHAT:                  The City of Boston will participate in the second nationwide Prescription Drug Take-back Day.  The event, held by the Drug Enforcement Agency in partnership with Boston Public Health Commission and the Boston Police Department, offers community members an anonymous, safe and environmentally-friendly solution to properly dispose of unused/expired prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs.

 WHEN:           Saturday, April 30th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.:


1.      ROXBURY

BPD District Station B-2

135 New Dudley Street

East Boston, MA 02128


BPD District Station E-5

1708 Centre Street

West Roxbury, MA 02132


BPD District Station A-15

20 Vine Street

Charlestown, MA 02139


BPD District Station B-3

1165 Blue Hill Ave.

Mattapan, MA 02124


BPD District Station D-4

65 Harrison Ave.

Boston, MA 02116


BPD District Station C-6

101 W. Broadway

South Boston, MA 02127


BPD District Station D-14

301 Washington Street

Brighton, MA 02135

WHY:                     Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-back Day is a collaborative effort to ensure the proper disposal of expired or unused medication that has the potential to be abused or harmful to the environment. Many people are not aware that expired and unused medicines are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse.  Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are increasing at alarming rates and studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends.  This program is to assist individuals in restricting access to harmful prescription narcotics and also provides an opportunity to safely dispose of these hazardous materials by keeping them out of the water supply. Too often individuals dispose of such medication by flushing and therefore potentially exposing them to the water supply.