Your Fulshear Police Department will be taking back unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Fulshear Police Department located at 29255 FM 1093, Suite D from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
We cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Last fall Americans turned in nearly 457 tons (914,236 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,770 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 16 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in almost 10 million pounds—nearly 5,000 tons—of pills.
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.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their 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.