Are there expired or unused prescription and over-the counter medicines in your home? Then bring them to the Take Back Day drug collection event at Sunshine Community Health Center.
- Where: Sunshine Community Health Center’s Talkeetna Clinic – Mile 4.4 Talkeetna Spur Rd.
- When: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 29th
The Drug Enforcement Agency will collect expired, unused and unwanted medications, including capsules, pills, liquid products, creams in containers and pet medications will be accepted. The disposal service is free and anonymous for consumers, with no questions asked. Keep in mind that needles, sharps, asthma inhalers, and illicit drugs are not accepted at the drop box.
Drug Take Back programs address a vital public safety and public health issue. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including those found in the home medicine cabinet. Taking the simple step of cleaning out your medicine cabinet of old and unwanted prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines can significantly reduce the possibility of an accidental poisoning or intentional misuse by a family member.
Be advised that alternative methods for disposing of unused medicines – flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash – both pose potential safety and health hazards.