National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – Eugene Outreach
October 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Tribal Police Department will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day held on Saturday October 24th , 2020 from 10am – 2pm at the governmental offices at 1245 Fulton Avenue in Coos Bay. This event is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and it provides the supplies to be able to collect unused or expired prescription medications to ensure that they are safely disposed of without falling into the wrong hands or unnecessarily polluting.
We will be set up outside of the main doors so that you can just drive up and drop off your medications.
After the event, from 2pm – 3pm, Tribal Police Officers will be available to travel within 20 miles of the governmental office to pick up any unused or expired medications from Tribal families or Tribal Elders. If you know of someone who would like to participate, but is unable to make it to the event, please have them contact me for scheduling at our office: 541-997-6011.
There will be no identifying information collected, and the program is anonymous. We encourage participants to remove any identifying labels from bottles prior to submission.
We will be able to accept controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter medications with a few exceptions; Intra-venous solutions, injectables, syringes, chemotherapy medications, or medical waste WILL NOT be accepted.
If you have any questions about the program, please let me know. Our goal is to keep medications from being lost, stolen, or misused. If you would like to view information about the program from the DEA, please visit: https://takebackday.dea.gov/ . If you know someone who lives outside of the area, they can also search by zip code to find an event nearby. Since 2018, we have participated in three events and collected over 83 pounds total
In addition to the event on October 24th, we will also be at the Eugene Outreach Office on Thursday, October 22nd from 11am – 2pm and the Florence Outreach Office on Friday, October 23rd from 11am – 2pm.