Harbor Currents: ANNOUNCEMENT April 23, 2013

  • 04/23/2013
  • Terelle Jerricks

Prescription Drug Collection
The Long Beach Police Department and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Pharmaceutical Take-Back initiative, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27, at Long Beach Memorial.

This initiative seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft through the collection of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.  
The event will offer a drive-thru service that is free and anonymous. The driver of the 25th, 50th, 75th, and 100th participating vehicle will be awarded a pair of Aquarium of the Pacific tickets.

Once collected, the unwanted pharmaceuticals will be turned over to the DEA who will safely destroy the drugs.
Details: (562) 570-7221; www.dea.gov
Venue: Long Beach Memorial 
Location: 2801 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach 

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