New Drug Take-Back Program Launches in Charles County

Charles County has partnered with the state to launch a new prescription drug take-back program. The program was announced by  Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford last week.

The Washington Post reports:

The goal is to prevent unneeded prescription drugs and needles from reaching addicts by allowing residents to dispose of the items in safe receptacles at six independent pharmacies in the county.

The state, which is partnering in the take-back initiative with Charles County, local pharmacies and the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center, plans to support the program with a $20,215 grant.

Prior to the launch of the new program county residents were only able to dispose of unneeded prescription drugs at yearly events hosted by the Maryland State Police.

Read the article in The Washington Post for more information.