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Prescription Drug Take Back Event Scheduled for Oct. 27

This article was archived on 10/28/2018

A prescription drug take-back event is scheduled for citizens to properly dispose of unwanted medications and prescription drugs on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at five locations in Tulsa:

Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse. Most teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from family and friends – and the home medicine cabinet.

Citizens are urged to properly dispose of medications and not flush medications down toilets. Wastewater treatment plants are not designed to remove chemicals found in many medications, and these chemicals could discharge into streams if medications aren’t disposed of properly.

The City of Tulsa Water & Sewer Department and Tulsa Police Department have joined with the following organizations to conduct this prescription drug take-back event: the Coalition Against Prescription and Substance Abuse of Tulsa (CAPSAT), Tulsa County Medical Society, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Citizens also can take unwanted prescription drugs to the Tulsa Police Division headquarters and to the Tulsa County Sheriff’s office any time of the year. Locations and hours include: