Breaking News Bar
updated: 10/22/2013 4:05 PM

Drug take back day

Success - Article sent! close
Daily Herald report

The Vernon Hills police department hosts its third Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Visitors can bring medications for disposal to the department, 740 Lakeview Parkway for this free and anonymous service. The national event, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), allows the public to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. To date, more than 2.8 million pounds (1,409 tons) of prescription medications have been removed from circulation since the take-back initiative began three years ago. Medicines that sit in home cabinets are susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse, according to police and rates of prescription drug abuse, accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs are high. A list of acceptable and unacceptable items can be found at or call (847) 247-4889.

Order Reprint Print Article
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close
Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.