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Prescription drug take-back day is Saturday

Posted by Geeky Swedes on April 29th, 2011

Get rid of your old prescription drugs safely and anonymously this Saturday as part of the second Drug Enforcement Agency National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. “I encourage every American to take advantage of this valuable opportunity to safely dispose of unused, un-needed, or expired prescription drugs,” said Gil Kerlikowkse, Director of National Drug Control Policy. “Preventing these readily available and potentially deadly drugs from being diverted and misused is something each and every one of us can do to help reduce the epidemic of prescription drug abuse that is harming so many Americans.”

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. citizens can take any unused prescription drugs to two nearby locations – the Port of Seattle Police Department Shilshole Bay Marina (7001 Seaview Ave NW) and the Port of Seattle Police Department Fishermens Terminal (3919 18th Ave W). More locations can be found here.

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4 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 Anonymous // Apr 29, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    ..or you could just use the trash. Unless little Jimmy finds your old stash, gets high and kills his family with an ax.

    This seems like a highly unnecessary waste of resources designed to make us feel like we are doing something as Americans to help the prohibi..er.. “War On Drugs”.

  • 2 ScatCat // Apr 30, 2011 at 3:07 am

    To assist with this effort, I’ll be positioning myself with my own drug take-back receptacle right in front of the event. This is all in an effort to keep the lines short and make sure you can get in as easy as possible. Just look for me with the sign and the bucket. I’ll gladly take and dispose of your drugs for you.

    Lets work together to get rid of those drugs.

  • 3 Al // Apr 30, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Actually pharmaceuticals are quite biologically active and putting them in the trash is not a good idea. They’ll ultimately be released into the environment from the landfill.

  • 4 Anonymous // May 2, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    That’s a good point. But how do _they_ dispose of them?

    Even if the environmental case for it is sound (and I admit to having no idea if it is), the DEA wants to make sure we are doing our part to control the controlled substances.

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