Wilkes University

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Is Oct. 24

This Saturday, Oct. 24, has been designated National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.  The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue with regard to the misuse of controlled prescription drugs.

Last semester, a Safe Medical Disposal box was installed in the lobby of the Wilkes University Police Department headquarters. This disposal box may be accessed 24/7. Community members may dispose of prescription and over-the-counter solid medications, prescription and OTC tablets and capsules, and pet medicines. Personal information should be removed or marked out prior to disposal.

Reducing drug accessibility is a key component in our efforts to address serious issues related to the health and well-being of our campus community. National studies show young people are now more likely to abuse a prescription drug than an illegal street drug. Getting unused or expired medications out of your residence is a great first step in protecting yourself and your family.