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Walberg Releases PSA Encouraging Action on Drug Take Back Day

April 24, 2018
Press Release


Washington, D.C.—Congressman Tim Walberg today released a public service announcement encouraging residents of Michigan’s 7th District to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28. The service provides an opportunity for citizens to safely and securely dispose of their expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs at an authorized disposal site in their community.
 
“Prescription drug abuse is a heartbreaking issue for too many families in our communities, and fighting back against the opioid epidemic must be a national priority,” said Congressman Walberg. “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is an important opportunity to raise awareness and encourage the proper disposal of old prescription drugs so they don’t end up in the wrong hands. I’m grateful for the law enforcement agencies, substance abuse coalitions, and health care organizations that are hosting drop off locations. No effort is too small, and each of us can make a difference.”
 
Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. The usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. At the DEA’s last Take Back Day event in October 2017, Americans turned in 456 tons—over 912,000 pounds—of prescription drugs at more than 5,000 sites around the country.
 
From 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on April 28, the following locations around Michigan’s 7th District will collect unused prescription drugs:
 
Branch County
Branch County Sheriff’s Office; 580 Marshall Road in Coldwater
 
Eaton County
Michigan State Police Lansing Post; 7119 North Canal Road in Lansing
Grand Ledge Police Department; 310 Greenwood St in Grand Ledge
 
Jackson County
Jackson Police Department / Center for Family Health; 505 N. Jackson St in Jackson
Michigan State Police Jackson Post; 3401 Cooper Street in Jackson
 
Lenawee County
Clinton Police Department; 322 E. Michigan Avenue in Clinton
Lenawee County Sheriff’s Office / Promedica Bixby Hospital; 818 Riverside Avenue in Adrian
 
Monroe County
Dundee Police Department; 350 W Monroe St in Dundee
Milan Police Department; 35 Neckel Court in Milan
Michigan State Police Monroe Post; 300 Jones Avenue in Monroe
Promedica Regional Hospital; 718 North Macomb Street in Monroe
 
Washtenaw County
Chelsea Retirement Community; 805 W. Middle Street in Chelsea
Milan Police Department; 35 Neckel Court in Milan
Saline Police Department; 100 North Harris St. in Saline
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Main Lobby; 2201 Hogback Rd in Ann Arbor
 
To learn more about Walberg’s bipartisan work to combat the opioid crisis, visit walberg.house.gov/heroin

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