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Bucks County Medication Collection Brings in Over 10,000 Pounds of Medication for Safe Disposal

DOYLESTOWN, PA – On Saturday, April 27, 2024, Bucks County law enforcement officers collected unused, expired medications and sharps for safe disposal as part of Bucks County’s local observation of the DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Over 10,122.45 pounds of medications, vaping products and 620.08 pounds of sharps were collected from 47 public sites including police headquarters, businesses, libraries, fire departments, hospitals, and municipal buildings. 

Since 2010, 221,014.92 pounds of medications have been collected and incinerated. NARCAN® (Naloxone HCl) Nasal Spray, a nasal form of naloxone for the emergency treatment of a known or suspected opioid overdose, was also available for local pick up at fourteen of the collection sites. For more information about how Bucks residents can obtain Narcan at no cost, please contact Mallory Perrotti (mperrotti@buckscounty.org, 215-444-2785) or visit bcdac.org.

It is important to follow safe practices with all medications. This includes storing medications properly, taking medications only as prescribed, not sharing with others, and safely disposing of both prescribed and over-the-counter medications in a local medication drop box or at a Take Back collection event. 

For those who missed the collection event on Saturday, free and anonymous medication disposal is available year-round via any of the 44 permanent drop boxes located in police stations and hospitals throughout Bucks County. For more information about accepted items or to find a permanent drop-box location near you, please visit www.bcdac.org.