Drug Take Back Saturday

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Nation’s Annual Prescription Drug Take Back Event.  Clean out your medicine cabinets of any prescription or over-the counter drugs that may be expired, unused or unwanted and drop them off on Saturday, September 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at North Shore University Hospital’s Campus Main Entrance or at the Nassau County Police 3rd Precinct Police Center both on Community Drive in Manhasset.  

Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In 2013, 5.4% of 12th grade Manhasset High School students reported taking a drug without a prescription. Your participation is especially needed to protect our youth (2013 Bach Harrison Prevention Needs Assessment Survey).

For more information, go to manhassetcasa.org .

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.

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