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Parrish Healthcare Partners with the Titusville Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration for DEA National Take Back Event

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TITUSVILLE, FL. (September 27, 2021) - On Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 10a.m. - 2p.m. Parrish Medical Center is partnering with the Titusville Police Department (TPD) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to serve as a collection point for the National Prescription Drug Take Back event. During this national take back event community members are able to surrender expired, unwanted or unused prescription controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction.

"The Titusville Police Department is grateful for our community partnerships with the DEA and Parrish Medical Center" said Special Investigations Section Sergeant Troy Barbour. "The upcoming Pill Take Back event provides an extraordinary opportunity for citizens to responsibly dispose of unwanted medications and prescription drugs, no questions asked, ultimately keeping these drugs off the streets and making our community safer" added Barbour.

This semiannual event provides not only the opportunity for law enforcement, prevention, treatment and business communities to collaborate and establish a safe collection site for all community members but also allows for law enforcement to educate the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. 

"The DEA Takeback Day gives us the opportunity twice a year to make our community a safer place for our families. Parrish Medical Center's participation in this effort underscores our commitment to the support of the wonderful place we call home!" said Parrish Medical Center Director of Pharmacy Eric Renker.

For more information on the DEA Take Back event and its national impact, please visit