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DYC Pharmacy to Collect Unwanted Medications at National "Take-Back" Day

15 Area drop-off locations will be available on Saturday, September 27

Buffalo, New York – September 26, 2014 – National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is an nation-wide effort to reduce the volume of pills in households and keep harmful pharmaceuticals out of waterways. The collected drugs are incinerated instead of flushed down toilets, which can release them into the water supply.

On Saturday, September 27, students and faculty from D'Youville College School of Pharmacy will join community partners in "Take-Back" Day.

Fifteen area drop-off locations throughout Erie and Niagara counties will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (see list below).

The benefits of removing unwanted medications from peoples’ home include, but are not limited to: reducing environmental contamination by not flushing them; preventing diversion and theft by teenage and adult abusers; preventing poisonings by young children; and, reducing confusion of elderly patients with large quantities of medications accumulated over time.

"Take-Back" Day is a drive-through event and all types of drugs will be collected without any questions being asked. The organizers ask that all drugs be kept in their original containers.

All collected pharmaceuticals will be incinerated and recycled back into steam or electricity at Covanta Energy in Niagara Falls, NY.

In addition to prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs, needles and sharps will also be collected.

Date & Time:

Saturday, September 27, 2014 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Erie County

Buffalo State College
Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital (Amherst)
St. Joseph Hospital (Cheektowaga)
Grand Island Fire Hall
West Herr Collision (Hamburg)
Kenmore Mercy Hospital 
Twin District Fire Hall (Lancaster)
Mercy Ambulatory Center (Orchard Park)
Bertrand Chaffee Hospital (Springville)
West Seneca Senior Center 

Niagara County

Mt. St. Mary’s Hospital (Lewiston)
Lockport Plaza 
Niagara Falls Old Police Department
DeGraff Hospital (North Tonawanda)


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