On Saturday, September 29, from 10 am to 2 pm, Law Enforcement agencies and other institutions all over the U.S. will conduct a prescription drug take-back, to allow the public an opportunity to help prevent pill abuse and theft and safely dispose of dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
Grass Valley police are promoting their efforts to conduct the free and confidential take-back at three retail locations in the area – K-Mart, at 111 W. McKnight Way, Rite Aid, at 720 Sutton Way, and Save Mart, at 2054 Nevada City Highway.
This event addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines languishing in home cabinets are very susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Also, the common ways people dispose of their prescription drugs, in the toilet or trash, pose safety concerns and public health hazards.
The Annual National Presription Drug Take-Back day is being held for the fourth year in a row, and has taken in over one million pounds of drugs nationally at almost 10,000 locations.
California will have events all over the state the same day. To locate a location near you just check the DEA website.