Take Back Day

By: News Release
Oct 29th, 2018

On October 27th, 2018, the Dubuque Drug Task Force participated in a nationwide effort sponsored by the DEA to collect old and unused prescription medications. Items collected included prescription medication, non-prescription medication, vitamins, herbals, supplements, syringes, and other items.

The total weight of prescription and non-prescription medication collected during the event was 558.12 pounds. The total weight of sharps collected was 94.2 pounds.

The items collected will be incinerated at a later date.

A special thanks to Sam’s Club for the use of their parking lot as a collection site. Their assistance helped in our fight against prescription drug abuse and in the proper disposal of hazardous household items.

A reminder to anyone who may have missed this event, the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office has a Prescription Drop Box located in the front lobby of the Dubuque Law Enforcement Center located at 770 Iowa St., Dubuque, Ia.

Brehme Drug and the Manchester Police Department participated in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on October 27, 2018. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. This collaboration between Brehme Drug and the Manchester Police Department yielded 38 pounds of unwanted, expired, and unused prescription drugs.