Prescription Drug Take-Back Events

 

Next Scheduled Event Date:  Saturday, October 22, 2016, 10 am - 2 pm

Collection Sites in every local community can be found by going to www.dea.gov

 

For Tool-Kits and Flyers, go to

http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/

 
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse.  Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that many abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.  In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away--both potential safety and health hazards. 
 
Providence Medical Arts Pharmacy Begins Medication Disposal Program
The unit is free for public use and available from 8:30 am to 6 pm Monday-Friday and 9am to 5 pm on Saturdays at the Medical Arts Pharmacy, located at 3300 Providence Drive, Suite 101 (B Tower-Entrance #4), in Anchorage.  For more information, click HERE.