National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

10/22/2013 - National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is scheduled for this Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 10am to 2pm.

Portland residents can turn over unwanted prescription drugs at the following locations: Rite Aid at 290 Congress Street, Maine Medical Center at 22 Bramhall Street, at the Brighton Campus of Maine Medical Center at 335 Brighton Avenue, and the University of New England Campus at 716 Stevens Avenue.

This event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

The initiative is put on by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.