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Ormond Beach Observer Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017 1 month ago

VSCO participates in national prescription drug take-back event with five locations

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Residents can drop off their unwanted drugs with no questions asked on April 29.
by: Emily Blackwood News Editor

Residents can help the Volusia County Sheriff's Office get unwanted prescription drugs out of circulation before they wind up in the hands of someone with a drug problem. VSCO is participating with five drop-off points in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's national prescription drug take-back event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29. 

Since its launch in 2010, a series of national prescription drug take-back events have resulted in millions of pounds of unwanted drugs being taken out of circulation and safely discarded. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet.

The disposal service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked. The public can dispose of unwanted, unused or expired medication at the following locations: 

  • 1435 U.S. Highway 1, Suite D-3, Ormond Beach
  • 1706 S. Woodland Blvd., DeLand
  • 1691 Providence Blvd., Deltona
  • 79 S. U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary
  • 101 E. Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach

For those who miss Saturday’s event, the Sheriff’s Office offers a continuous program where residents can drop off unwanted prescription drugs at a district office or make arrangements to have a deputy pick up their unwanted prescription medicine by calling the Sheriff’s Office’s Communications Center 248-1777.

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