FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 29, 2018
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA . . . Inclement weather did not stop a total of 463 pounds of expired or unused prescription medications from being collected in Prince William County on Saturday, October 27, from the three participating locations: Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center; Novant Health UVA Health System Haymarket Medical Center; and the Charlie T. Deane Central District Police Station.
The nationwide prescription drug "Take-Back" initiative seeks to prevent pill abuse and theft. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.
The partner agencies involved wish to thank the public for their participation in continuing to keep our communities safe and healthy. By turning in these unwanted prescription drugs – rather than throwing them away or flushing them down a sink or toilet – they are kept out of the landfill and the water supply. For more information, please call the Crime Prevention Unit at 703-792-7270.