Prescription Drug Take-Back event scheduled for Saturday

Collaborator: City of Tulsa
Published: 10/22/2019, 3:21 PM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(TULSA, Okla.) A prescription drug take-back event is scheduled for citizens to properly dispose of unwanted medications and prescription drugs on Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at five locations in Tulsa: 71st and Sheridan – Reasor’s parking lot – 7114 S. Sheridan Rd.  Lewis and Pine – Walgreens parking lot – 6415 E. Pine St. 35th and Sheridan – M.e.t. Recycling Center parking lot – 3495 S. Sheridan Rd. Boston and Cameron – Channel 6 parking lot – 303 N. Boston Ave. 41st and Yale – Tulsa Promenade – 4107 S. Yale Ave. 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 Tulsa Water & Sewer and Police departments have joined with these other organizations for this event: Coalition Against Prescription and Substance Abuse of Tulsa (CAPSAT), Tulsa County Medical Society, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics & Dangerous Drugs, and the federal 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: Tulsa Police Gilcrease Division, 3436 N. Delaware Ave., 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tulsa Police Mingo Valley Division, 10122 E. 11th St., 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tulsa Police Riverside Division, 7515 S. Riverside Drive, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tulsa County Sheriff, 303 W. First St., 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.


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