#Prescription Drugs

BCSO says they’ve responded to 27 fatal drug overdoses so far this year

BAY COUNTY Fla. (WMBB) — The opioid epidemic continues to be a huge issue across Bay County.  Sheriff’s investigators say they believe many of these lethal drugs are being brought across the southern border. Lieutenant David Higgins with the Bay County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Division said so far this year there have been 261 overdoses […]
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Dispose of Unwanted Meds During Drug Take-Back Initiative

Authorities are encouraging the public to participate in the nationwide prescription drug take-back initiative on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Anyone with unused, unneeded or expired prescription medications can safely dispose of them at collection sites in Kona and Hilo. The medication disposal is anonymous. “Having unused and expired medicine in...
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Houma Courier

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday. Here is where to safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs.

Law enforcement officials are encouraging residents to safely dispose of unused prescription drugs Saturday during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. "Overdose deaths surpassed a record-high during the pandemic, and thousands of Louisiana families are mourning the loss of their loved ones," Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said in a news release. "We can all do something to help reverse this tragic trend by participating in one of the many DEA events on Saturday."

Arkansas Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas police departments will work with the community to safely collect and dispose of prescription drugs on Saturday as part of the 22nd Arkansas Drug Take-Back Day. The semiannual program allows people across the state to turn in their unused or expired prescription medication — no questions...

Fairbanks Police Department to hold Drug Take Back Day

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - The Fairbanks Police Department (FPD) will be participating in National Drug Take Back Day this October. According to Richard Sweet, Deputy Chief of the Fairbanks Police Department, the national event takes places twice a year. “They pick two days in a year, and what they do...
Daily Breeze

Unwanted prescription drugs? Officials will take them Saturday

The 21st National Prescription Drug Take Back Day takes place Saturday, Oct. 23, when officials will accept medications that are no longer needed, without questions, at more than 4,000 sites across the country. Overseen by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, and in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies, the event...

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health to host Drug Take Back Day event in Federal Way

Saturday, Oct. 23 is Drug Take Back Day – a national DEA initiative to encourage the community to safely dispose of unused or expired medications. Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is hosting its annual Drug Take Back Day event at the Federal Way Regional Medical Center to safely collect unused or expired prescription drugs in secure disposal bins.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Henrico Police is offering three collection sites this year for the DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, October 23, 2021, 10 a.m-2 p.m. All safety guidelines should be followed due to COVID-19. Visitors should be prepared to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing. IT’S SAFE. IT’S FREE. IT’S ANONYMOUS. **NO NEEDLES OR SHARPS ACCEPTED**

DEA holds semi-annual drug take back day in Mobile

MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — On Saturday, the DEA will hold its semi-annual National Drug Take Back Day. There will be four drop off locations for expired or unwanted prescription drugs across Mobile. The purpose of this day is to keep prescription drugs out of the wrong hands. “It keeps kids...

National Take-Back Day a chance to get rid of unused prescriptions

SALT LAKE CITY — It’s that time again, National Take-Back Day, a day designated by the Utah Attorney General’s Office for people to safely get rid of medications and vape items. “Prescription drug abuse, particularly for painkillers, has risen to epidemic levels nationwide, and Utah is no exception,” Attorney General...