Parkland Medical Center
October 16, 2020

Derry Police, Salem Police, Parkland Medical Center and South Central Public Health Network Collaborate on DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Collection sites will be available on Saturday, October 24th in Derry at Parkland Medical Center and Salem at Parkland Urgent Care

Derry, NH — The Derry Police Department, Salem Police Department, Parkland Medical Center and South Central Public Health Network will be taking part in the National Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Prescription Drug Take Back Day and “Crush the Crisis” effort on Saturday, October 24 from 10:00am to 2:00pm, which will allow the community to safely dispose of all prescription medications - unused or expired prescription drugs, over the counter medicines, and opioid medications.

The DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Day and Crush the Crisis collection sites will be available on Saturday, October 24 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the following locations:

  • Parkland Medical Center, 1 Parkland Drive, Derry, NH - The collection site will be conveniently located at the hospital main entrance. Enter at the main entrance off of Birch Street and pull straight ahead to the hospital main entrance.
  • Parkland Urgent Care at Salem, 31 Stiles Road, Salem, NH - The collection site will be conveniently located at Parkland Urgent Care in Salem. Enter at the building entrance off of Stiles Road and continue straight ahead to the building main entrance where you will see signs.

Law enforcement officers and staff will be collecting all prescription medications - tablets, capsules, and patches of Hydrocodone (Norco, Lortab, Vicodin), Oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percocet), Tramadol (Ultram), Codeine, Fentanyl (Duragesic), Morphine, Hydromorphone (Dilaudid), Oxymorphone (Opana), unused and/or expired Rx drugs and over the counter medications. Vape pens or other e-cigarette devices will also be accepted only after the batteries are removed. Please note, needles, syringes, lancets and liquids will not be accepted.

According to the DEA, the agency along with its law enforcement partners, has now collected nearly 12.7 million pounds of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medications since the inception of the National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative in 2010.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 24th Take Back Day, please contact the Derry Police Department at (603) 432-6111, Salem Police Department at (603) 893-1911 or visit takebackday.dea.gov.