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Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

| September 22, 2015
Prescription Drugs Drop Off

Prescription Drug Take Back Event April 30th 

The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Lane County Sheriff’s Office will partner April 30th for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

The take-back event will occur on April 30th from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Veneta Bi-mart:

Directions to Veneta Bi-mart

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.

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