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Unwanted drugs, needles and syringes accepted at upcoming event

A drive-through prescription drug take-back event will take place on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 90 Hope Drive in Hershey – on the campus of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. The event is one of several nationwide being coordinated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

People may drop off their unwanted, unneeded or expired medication for safe disposal. Needles and syringes will also be accepted. Medication, needles and syringes will not be accepted prior to 10 a.m. on the day of the event. The service is free and anonymous with no questions asked.

The event aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

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