New College Campus Police will be collecting unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
Members of the Sarasota and Bradenton communities are encouraged to drop off the potentially dangerous medications at the Campus Police Station, where officers will safely dispose of them. Participation in the program is completely anonymous.
The station is at 501 College Drive, one block north of University Parkway on U.S. Route 41. Visitors should park in the Heiser Natural Sciences Center lot across from the station.
The National Take-Back Initiative is a program of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in conjunction with state and local law enforcement agencies. Unused prescriptions can be a source of drug misuse or abuse. Disposing of them improperly causes safety and environmental hazards.
For more information, contact the campus police at 487-4210. For more information on Take-Back Day, visit http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html
New College of Florida is a national leader in the arts and sciences and is the State of Florida’s designated honors college for the liberal arts. Consistently ranked among the top public liberal arts colleges in America by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and The Princeton Review, New College attracts highly motivated, academically talented students from 40 states and 16 foreign countries. A higher proportion of New College students receive Fulbright awards than graduates from virtually all other colleges and universities.