Prescription drug “take back” day planned in Milford

A national program to help people safely dispose of expired or unwanted prescription drugs will be coming to Milford on Saturday, April 26.

The city police and the Milford Prevention Council in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be accepting unwanted prescription drugs from the public, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive.

The Milford Police co-sponsor the event every year as part of a nationwide initiative to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft.

An area of the senior center parking lot will be set up as a “drive through” and the service is free and anonymous, no questions asked, Officer Jeff Nielsen said.
“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,” said Nielsen, the Milford police spokesman.

‘The usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards, officials said.
Any questions regarding the event please call the Milford Police Crime Prevention Unit at (203) 874-2366 or visit the DEA website at and click on “National Prescription Take-Back Day” for more information.

Frank Juliano