DEA Medication Take Back Event- Spring 2013
Posted on April 15, 2013 16:16 pm CDT
The Spring 2013 Medication Take Back Event is coming up on Saturday, April 27th from 10am-2pm. Medicine Store is happy to help out with this event by being one of the seven host sites and helping to coordinate the event. Clean out your medicine cabinet and bring your outdated, unused or unwanted medication by Medicine Store. Law enforcement will be on site to collect the medication. The event is free and anonymous. The event will collect all medication, prescription or over-the-counter, with the exception of inhalers, sharps or needles. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the pharmacy at (417)881-8841.
Unused or expired medications are a public safety issue leading to accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse. Medication take-back events provide a means for safe disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medications. On April 27, 2013, the Ozarks Area Pharmacy Association, Greene County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) will give the public its sixth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted medication. Last September, Americans turned in 244 tons of prescription drugs at over 5, 200 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. In its five previous Take Back Events, DEA and its partners took in over 2 million pounds- over a thousand tons- of pills.
As part of a nationwide campaign by the DEA, Ozark Area Pharmacy Association is hosting seven medication take-back events on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10am-2pm, in collaboration with the Greene County Sheriff's Department, City of Springfield, Watershed Committee of the Ozarks, Community Partnership of the Ozarks, SafeKids Springfield, and the pharmacies listed below.
Medication take back event locations:
- Alps Pharmacy- 2650 W. Kearney
- Convenient Care Pharmacy- 1423 N. Jefferson (Cox North Parking Lot)
- George's Pharmacy- 3650 E. Sunshine
- Medicine Store Pharmacy- 1302 E. Sunshine
- Grove Pharmacy- 3050 S. National, Suite 109
- Walgreens Pharmacy- 2681 W. Republic Road
- Family Pharmacy- 4728 S. Campbell, Suite 132
There is no cost to the public for disposing of the medications at these events. Pharmacists and law enforcement personnel will be available at each site to answer medication disposal related questions.
Intravenous solutions, syringes, needles and inhalers will not be accepted.