Health & Education

Drug Take-Back Day set for Sept. 27

09.02.2014 Ron Karten Health & Wellness, Public safety, Events

The Tribal Health & Wellness Clinic will host a National Pharmaceutical Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the clinic's entrance.

People will be able to turn in unused or expired medication for safe disposal. Controlled and non-controlled (prescription) drugs will be accepted, as well as over-the-counter medications.

All collections will be anonymous and every effort will be made to protect the anonymity of individuals disposing of medications. No questions or requests for identification will be made.

Intravenous solutions, injectables, syringes, chemotherapy medications or medical waste will not be accepted due to the potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens.

At the conclusion of the event, disposal boxes will be sealed for a set period and then turned over to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.

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