For Immediate Release

Contact: Lisa M. Carcifero – 766-3332



There will be a Community Prescription Drug Drop Off event taking place on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Residents are encouraged to visit CVS/pharmacy at 1054 Cass Ave. in Woonsocket from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM to properly dispose of unwanted, unused or expired medications.


This event is being held as a partnership between the Drug Enforcement Agency, CVS Health, the Woonsocket Prevention Coalition and the Woonsocket Police Department.


This method of medicine disposal is a safe and effective way to remove expired or unused medicines from the home and reduce the chance that they may get into the hands of youth and others who should not have access, this Prescription Drop Off event is being offered  as an addition to the drop box located 24/7 in the Woonsocket Police Department lobby.  Resource materials on a number of public health topics, as well as treatment referrals will also be available at that time.


In collaboration with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, CVS Health operates the Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program, through which local police departments can apply to receive a drug collection unit. These receptacles give people the opportunity to dispose of unwanted medications, including controlled substances, that may otherwise be diverted, abused or contaminate our water supply. Since 2014, the program has donated more than 500 disposal units across the country and collected more than 28 metric tons of prescription drugs.


For more information, please contact Lisa at the Woonsocket Prevention Coalition, (401) 766-3332.