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Taylor to Host Free Prescription Drug Take Back Event Oct. 22

In a move to better protect children and the environment from unused medications, Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) will sponsor a Drug Take Back Day.

“Rates of prescription drug abuse are alarmingly high with teens abusing medication they take from a family member, friend or even the home medicine cabinet, often without anyone’s knowledge,” Taylor said.  “That’s why it is critically important that you clean out your medicine cabinet and protect your family by properly disposing of your unwanted and expired medicines.”  

Taylor will co-host the Take Back Initiative event with First Class Pharmacy in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency.  

The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the intersection of Frankford and Cottman avenues, and at Campbell Square, East Allegheny Avenue and Belgrade Street.

All pharmaceutical drugs to be disposed must be in a sealed container, like the original bottle or a zip-top bag.  Liquid pharmaceuticals should remain in the original container.  Personal information should be removed or blotted out with a permanent marker.

Items accepted include prescription and over-the-counter solid medications; tablets and capsules; liquid medications, like cough syrups and cold medicines; prescription patches; medical creams and ointments; vitamins; nasal sprays; and pet medicines.

For more information visit www.reptaylor.com or call Taylor’s office at 215-708-3139.

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