Broome County announces prescription take back

By Nicky Hickling

The Broome County Sheriff's Department will be collecting any unused prescription or over the counter medications as part of the National Drug Take-Back Initiative.

April 22, 2014 Updated Apr 22, 2014 at 4:58 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) On Saturday, April 26, the Broome County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the 8th “National Prescription Drug Take Back day,” will collect unwanted, outdated or unused prescription or over-the-counter medications.

Organizers said the one-day effort will bring national focus to the issue of pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse.

Acceptable medication includes anything from aspirin to controlled substances. Syringes or sharp items will not be accepted. It’s asked that medication be emptied into Ziploc bags.

Last Year, the Broome County Sheriff’s Office collected approximately 1,000 pounds of unwanted, unused and expired medications for safe disposal. The collection times at all locations, will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Below are the scheduled locations:

Broome County Sheriff’s Office – 155 Lt. VanWinkle Dr., Binghamton, NY

Vestal Fire Station #4 – 3341 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, NY

Johnson City Elks Club – 4212 Watson Blvd., Johnson City, NY

The Scoop parking lot – Route 11, Whitney Point, NY (across from middle school)

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