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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will collaborate in an effort to prevent prescription medication abuse and theft.
Bring your potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for disposal to the Palm Beach Garden Police Department at 10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) Volunteers will be on hand to accept your anonymous surrender. The service is free with no questions asked.
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 U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.
Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines’flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash’both pose a potential safety and health hazard.
For more information about the April 29 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion web site at
goo.gl/HJUR9X or contact PBGPD Major Paul Rogers at 561-799-4548
National Stroke Awareness Month
In honor of National Stroke Awareness Month, our partners in public safety, Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue, is teaming up with St. Mary's Medical Center and the Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center to offer free stroke risk assessments and a panel of expert presentations.
The event will be held at the Palm Beach Gardens Council Chambers on Thursday May 18th at 6:00 PM, and there will be a question-and-answer session following the presentation. Light dinner and refreshments will be served.
Stroke experts include Dr. Ali Makek from St. Mary's Medical Center, Dr. Arun Talkad from Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center and Chief Cory Bessette from Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue.
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The Palm Beach Gardens Police Foundation provides this information as a public service and as part of our community outreach programs. Please contact the respective agencies for additional information.
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