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Prescription drug take-back day

By Public Affairs Office | Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton | April 16, 2013

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CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- The Navel Hospital Camp Pendleton’s leadership, in collaboration with the Drug Enforcement Administration, is hosting a prescription drug take-back day, Apr. 27.

The event is being held to address public safety and public health issues and to help prevent medication misuse, abuse and theft.

Base and hospital personnel will be collecting expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the following location:
• The pharmacy entrance at the NHCP
• The Pass and Identification Office at San Onofre Seaside Square
• The Pacific Plaza parking lot by the Maui Wowi Café
• The veterinary clinic near the front gate

According to the NHCP medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse, and the majority of abusers’ prescription drugs are obtained from the medicine cabinets of family and friends.

For more information contact the Naval Hospital Public Affairs Office at 760-725-1271 and visit to find a collection site near you.