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Got Drugs? National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in Indianapolis

“Got Drugs?” That is the question the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Indianapolis law enforcement agencies are asking Indianapolis area residents.

Help prevent prescription drug abouse by disposing of unused medications on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday, April 30, 2011
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

No, this isn’t a drug bust. It is the second annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. On April 30, federal and local law enforcement agencies will offer Indianapolis residents safe and convenient locations to properly dispose of expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications, no questions asked.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is an effort to keep prescription medications out of the hands of teenagers and reduce the occurrence of prescription drug abuse. In Indiana alone, more than 22% of high school students have reportedly taken prescription medications without a doctor’s authorization. Most of these students say the source of the medications was the medicine cabinets of friends and family members.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Saturday, April 30, 2011
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Indianapolis locations:
IUPUI Police Department,
1232 W. Michigan St.

Indiana State Police,
8620 E. 21st St.

Indiana Excise Police,
6400 E. 30th St.

Pleasant View Lutheran Church,
801 W. 73rd St.

St. Roch Catholic Church,
3603 S. Meridian St.

Clarian Health Partners,
8820 S. Meridian St.

St. Luke's United Methodist Church,
100 W. 86th St

Radio One,
21 E. St. Joseph St

These drop sites will accept medications for both human medical and veterinary purposes. Residents who bring in medication are asked to remove all personal information from the bottles and containers.

For additional Indianapolis area locations or for drop sites in other parts of Indiana, please visit the US Drug Enforcement Administration website and click on the “Got Drugs” banner at the top of the page.

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