Expired Meds- this is really from JB, I am posting on his behlf- I am late, b/c I have been sick.

kittenpurr1
By kittenpurr1 Latest Reply 2013-05-07 13:07:00 -0500
Started 2013-05-06 23:58:46 -0500

Expired or Unneeded Medication disposal opportunity.
By jayabee52 April 24 at 1:57 am 47 1 3

In the Alliance healthcare communities we generally use a lot of medications.

I have been alerted to a national opportunity coming on Saturday, April 27 from 10 am to 2 pm local time, to discard unused or expired Meds.

It is put on by the US Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, called the National Take Back Initiative.

You can find the collection points in your area by using this link ~ https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/NTBI/NTBI-...;
You can put in your zip code or county, city, state to find the closest point of collection to you.

To learn how to prepare your meds for drop off and disposal, check here ~ http://water.epa.gov/scitech/swguidance/ppcp/...;

Praying for a healthier YOU!

James Baker


3 replies

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-05-07 12:49:06 -0500 Report

We do that here in our state/city two to three times a year. The efforts of the DEA, Local, and State police have sites where people can bring their meds to drop off. Nothing is needed so you don't have to prep the packages for disposal. We just had one at our police district and another site 2 weeks ago. I always get the email to send the info out to the community. I think the next one is in August.

MimiGaRx
MimiGaRx 2013-05-07 13:00:14 -0500 Report

Our local SHERIFF'S dept has a permanent drop box. This is a new thing for counties in Georgia.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-05-07 13:07:00 -0500 Report

This has been done for several years in Maryland. All people have to do is bring the meds and drop them off. They don't make it difficult for people by asking them to prepare the medications for drop off prior to bringing it in.

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