The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: Saturday, October 26th, 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.
Locations in the Municipality of Anchorage and the central Mat-Su Valley include the following:
Municipality of Anchorage
Providence Health & Services Alaska Medical Center – 3300 Providence Drive, Entrance #4
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Healthy Communities Building – 3900 Ambassador Drive
Fred Meyer (Muldoon) – 7701 DeBarr Road
Fred Meyer (Abbott) – 2300 Abbott Road
Fred Meyer (Eagle River) – 13401 Old Glenn Highway
Central Mat-Su Valley
Fred Meyer (Wasilla) – 1501 East Parks Highway
Fred Meyer Pharmacy (Palmer) – 535 West Evergreen Ave.
LOCAL SPONSORS INCLUDE:
Healthy Voices Healthy Choices, Volunteers of America Alaska, Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility, Providence Health & Services Alaska, Alpha Media USA & Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
In Alaska, April’s drug take-back event saw 4,567 pounds of prescription medications disposed of at 19 sites across the state, and a total of 937,443 pounds (over 468 tons) of prescription medications was disposed of nationally. Over the past 17 DEA drug take-back events, Alaskan’s have disposed of 49,931 pounds of prescription medications. The national total has been 11,816,393 pounds (over 5,908 tons).
For further information on this event, prescription medication disposal information and to check if more locations are added, visit the Drug Enforcement Administration - DEA Office of Diversion Control's website at https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/index.html
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Collection Results