Drug Take Back Day - Saturday, October 24, 2020

Castle Shannon Police Department and Asti's Pharmacy taking back unwanted prescription drugs on October 24th at Asti Pharmacy, Castle Shannon, PA 15234.

On Saturday, Oct. 24th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Castle Shannon Police Department, Asti’s South Hills Pharmacy, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will provide the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

Bring your pills/medications for disposal to the Castle Shannon Police Department located at 3310 McRoberts Road or to Asti 's Pharmacy located at 250 Mt. Lebanon Boulevard. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

This event is DEA's 19th nationwide event since its inception 10 years ago.

Last fall, Americans turned in nearly 883,000 pounds of prescription drugs at nearly 6,300 sites operated by the DEA and almost 5,000 of its state and local law enforcement partners. DEA, along with its law enforcement partners, has now collected nearly 6,350 tons of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medications since the inception of the National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative in 2010.

To keep everyone safe, collection sites will follow local COVID-19 guidelines and regulations. Collection boxes will be outdoors.

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 United States are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.

In addition to DEA's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, both Castle Shannon Police and Asti's Pharmacy are both registered with the DEA as collection points. Medications are accepted at these locations throughout the year.