Consumer Drug Take Back Day

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Medications….we all have them, use them, store them, then what do we do when they are expired or no longer needed? All of these are very important to your health and to you and your family’s safety. The best place to store your medications is in a cool dark place. Make sure they are up out of reach of any children in your house- this includes medications for children too! Every few months you should go through your medications to check the expiration date and/or if it is a medication that is no longer used or needed in your home. Once you gather the medication that is no longer needed or expired what do you do? The ONLY thing you should do is turn it in so it can be disposed of properly! Patients of unused medications today take many forms, from flushing down the toilet or pouring in the drain, to throwing them in the garbage, or worse. More often than not, the end result is damage to our environment, drug diversion, or the drug being abused by others.

Luckily National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is almost here, on April 22, 2023 you can turn all unused medication in. In an effort to assist in reducing these issues and bringing awareness to the massive opioid crisis that is plaguing many families, The Safe Medication Disposal Program in OR​ created a Consumer Drug Take-Back program that provides consumers with a safe option to discard their unused or outdated prescription medications in secure kiosks located across the US.

Here in Oregon you can use Oregon’s Drug Take-Back Program. The Safe Medication Disposal Program in OR​ has created this tool to help you safely dispose of unused or expired medications. Simply go to​  we will provide a list of safe drug take-back kiosks in your area. Thank you for helping to protect your family and our communities.

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