Events planned in Southcentral on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Rep. Geran Tarr encourages Alaskans to participate in Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Events planned in Southcentral on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

JUNEAU – National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day events are planned at several locations in Southcentral Alaska this Saturday, April 27, providing an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by disposing of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. 

Last April, Alaskans turned in 4,182 pounds of prescription medications in 17 sites across the state. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency sponsors this event twice each year to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of prescription drugs, and to educate the public about the potential for abuse of medications. 

“Prescription drugs are often stolen from family and friends, taken directly from your home medicine cabinet,” Representative Tarr said. “I encourage all Alaskans to help prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths by safely disposing your unused drugs.”  

WHAT:            Opportunity for Alaskans to safely dispose of unused prescription drugs (liquids and needles cannot be accepted, only pills or patches).  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

WHEN:            This Saturday, April 27th, 2019, from 10 AM to 2 PM

WHERE:         Providence Medical Center – 33000 Providence Drive, Entrance #4

                        Fred Meyer (Muldoon) – 7701 DeBarr Road

                        Fred Meyer (Abbott) – 2300 Abbott Road

Fred Meyer (Eagle River) – 13401 Old Glenn Highway

Fred Meyer (Wasilla) – 1501 East Parks Highway

Fred Meyer (Palmer) – 535 West Evergreen Ave.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 27th Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website.

CONTACT
Thatcher Brouwer
Office of Representative Geran Tarr
(907) 465-3424
Thatcher.Brouwer@akleg.gov
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