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Posted on: September 1, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Med Return Box at NPD

Med Return

The Municipality of Norristown now has a permanent MedReturn Drug Collection Unit. 

The Norristown Police Department has partnered with The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office to establish a permanent MedReturn drug collection program in order to reduce the supply of drugs that can potentially harm teens and adults.

According to the 2011 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), more than six million Americans abuse prescription drugs. Among youth who are 12 to 17 years old, 7.4 percent report past year non-medical use of prescription drugs.

Properly disposing of excess drugs is everyone’s responsibility as a matter of public safety. More than 70 percent of young people abusing prescription pain relievers get them through friends or family, a statistic that includes raiding the family medicine cabinet. Now Norristown residents won’t have to wait for a specific take-back day to clean out their medicine cabinets.

The collection site is open 7 days a week/ 24 hours a day. Drugs can be dropped off with no questions asked.

The drug collection unit is produced by MedReturn, LLC of Grafton, WI. MedReturn, LLC is committed to providing a safe, secure and environmentally friendly way to help law enforcement agencies and communities collect unwanted or expired household medication, including prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs and unused pharmaceuticals.

Accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The social media/press release is attached with more information.

Accepted Items:

      Prescriptions                           Over-the-Counter Medications

      Prescription Patches               Vitamins

      Prescription Medications         Samples

      Prescription Ointments            Medication for Pets

Not Accepted:

       Hydrogen Peroxide                Medication for businesses or clinics

        Needles                                 Lotions or liquids

        Thermometers                       Aerosol cans


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