Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

| September 22, 2015
Prescription Drugs Drop Off

Prescription Drug Take Back Event Coming to Florence Oregon, September 26th!

Acceptable items: Prescription medications, over the counter medications, vitamins, drug samples, pet medications, ointments, lotions, and liquid medicines in glass or leak proof containers.

We are unable to accept: Needles, thermometers, bloody or infectious waste, medicines from businesses, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, inhalers, and diabetic meters.

Do you have unwanted or expired prescription drugs to dispose of? Lane County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Florence Police Department, will be holding a prescription drug take back event on September 26th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Bi-mart parking lot located at: 4310 Highway 101 Florence, Oregon. The effort to decrease the number of expired or unwanted prescription drugs in our community is in order to reduce, poisonings, drug abuse, and take care of the environment.

Last October, Americans turned in 324 tons (over 647,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at over 4,114 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners.  In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

If you are unable to attend a Drug Take Back Event and you have prescription or over the counter medications you would like to dispose of, click here for drop box locations in Lane County.  No appointment is necessary to drop of medications.

Additional information is available on the Lane County Sheriff’s Office webpage.

For those who can’t participate in this event, there are several locations in Lane County where you can drop unwanted medications all year round.  No appointment is necessary to drop off unwanted medications, however, the same guidelines listed above are in effect for the Drug Box.

Find out more about the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative from the United States Department of Justice website.

If you have further questions about prescription drug abuse prevention in Lane County contact Emily Bear.


Category: Get Involved, Other Drugs, Young Adults - Other Drugs

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