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George Mason Police Announce First Annual DEA Prescription Drug Take-Back Program

April 15, 2018

It's a great time to clean out your medicine cabinet!

Protect our kids, families, and environment by properly disposing of your unwanted and expired prescription drugs. Medicines in the home are a leading cause of accidental poisoning, and flushed or trashed medicines can end up polluting our waters.

Rates of prescription drug abuse are alarmingly high. Two-thirds of teens abusing medicines get them from a family member or friend (including the home medicine cabinet), often without their knowledge.

The George Mason University Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) will host a Prescription Drug Take-Back Program on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dispose of old or unneeded medicine in the Police and Safety Headquarters lobby on the Fairfax Campus.

Hope to see you there. For questions, contact Mason Police at 703-993-2810.