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Ocotober 24, 2011

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

On Saturday, October 29, 2011, the New Hampshire State Police once again will be joining efforts with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration and local law enforcement agencies to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from medicine cabinets. Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. at sites established throughout the country.  The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day provides an opportunity for the public to rid their cabinets with expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for destruction.  These drugs are a potential source of supply for illegal use and an unacceptable risk to public health and safety.

This one-day effort is intended to bring national focus to the issue of increasing pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse. 

  • The program is anonymous. 
  • Prescription and over the counter solid dosage medications, i.e. tablets and capsules accepted.
  • Intra-venous solutions, injectables, and needles will not be accepted.
  • Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative.  

The public is encouraged to relinquish any of the aforementioned unused medications/drugs to:

New Hampshire State Police - Troop E
1864 White Mountain Road
Tamworth, New Hampshire 03886
Telephone: (603) 223-8838

For additional information about the program, visit


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