Governor Wolf Announces Latest Collaborative Effort on Drug Take-Back Box Locations

September 19, 2017

Harrisburg, Pa. – Governor Wolf today announced that his administration is expanding its effort to provide Pennsylvanians with another successful means to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic by expanding the availability of drug take-back boxes.

At a press event at 10 a.m. today at Pennsylvania State Police Troop H headquarters on Bretz Road in Harrisburg, Commissioner Tyree Blocker and Acting Secretary for the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Jennifer Smith will help to unveil one of 65 prescription drug take-back boxes now available at State Police barracks across the state.

“It’s imperative that we do all that we can to help staunch the flow of devastation the heroin and opioid epidemic is having on our state,” Governor Wolf said. “By providing convenient, easily accessed drug take-back boxes, we hope to continue to significantly reduce the number of prescriptions drugs being used for purposes other than those intended. I thank CVS/Pharmacy for its generous donation of these newest take-back boxes.”

There are now more than 700 drug take-back boxes in the state, with more than 300,000 pounds of drugs destroyed. This initiative is just one of many Governor Wolf has implemented in the past two years. Others include:

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