Manchester’s Drug Take Back Yields Nearly 48 Pounds

Brehme Drug and the Manchester Police Department participated in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday.

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. And the Manchester PD says rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.

Nearly 48 pounds of unwanted, expired and unused prescription drugs were turned in during Saturday’s Drug Take Back Day in Manchester.