On Saturday, April 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Onondaga County law enforcement agencies and their partners will be collecting unused or expired prescription drugs as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)’s National Prescription Take-Back Day. The goal of this event is to promote safe medication disposal and prevent these medications from being abused by others or damaging our environment.
Prescription medications play an important role in the health of many individuals. However, abuse of prescription opioids is a growing national public health crisis. This crisis is also affecting Onondaga County residents. In 2016, there were 142 unintended opioid-related deaths in Onondaga County; approximately 70% of these deaths involved prescription opioids. Taking back your prescription drugs is one way you can help reverse this crisis!
Onondaga County particular locations for medication drop-off include:
- 21 E. Genesee Street, Baldwinsville (Kinney Drugs)- Baldwinsville
- 4202 W. Genesee Street, Syracuse (Kinney Drugs)- Camillus
- 4600 W. Genesee Street, Syracuse (Camillus Police Department Drop Box)- Camillus
- 5206 W. Genesee Street, Syracuse (Walgreen’s Pharmacy)- Camillus
- 1057 Route 5, Elbridge (Kinney Drugs)- Elbridge
- 7065 Manlius Center Road, East Syracuse (Kinney Drugs)- Manlius
- 1 Arkie Albanese Ave, Manlius (Manlius Town Police Department)- Manlius
- 406 Butternut Street, Syracuse (Kinney Drugs)- Syracuse
- 104 Lafayette Road, Syracuse (Kinney Drugs)- Syracuse
- 2912 James Street, Syracuse (Kinney Drugs)- Syracuse
For more information on National Prescription Take-Back Day, please visit: www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/
You can also make a difference year-round by safely disposing of prescription drugs in one of many drug collection boxes located throughout Onondaga County. Learn more: www.ongov.net/health/heroin/documents/SNADDLocations.pdf.