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Prescription Medication Take Back Day in Nevada County

Keeping our kid's and our water drug free.

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By: Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County

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GRASS VALLEY, Calif. April 4, 2013 - On Saturday April 27th, Grass Valley Police Department will collect expired and unwanted prescription medications as part of the nationwide Take Back Day to prevent drugs from getting into the wrong hands. This event is a collaborative effort between Grass Valley Police Department, Drug Enforcement Agency and the Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County.

Drop Off Location: Downtown Grass Valley at the corner of Neal and South Auburn (parking lot across from Safeway).

When: Saturday, April 27th from 10 – 2

Many people still flush medications down the toilet or hang on to them. Monitoring, securing and safely disposing of medications can prevent the abuse of prescription drugs and protect our environment. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. Also, recent studies showed traces of pharmaceuticals in tap water across the U.S.

In addition to the Take Back Days, we want to remind people that three local pharmacies now host permanent drop boxes; Kmart, Rite Aid and Save Mart in addition to the one in the lobby of the Grass Valley Police Department providing easy and convenient way's to safely dispose of your unneeded prescription medications.

Permanent Safe Disposal Sites:

Grass Valley Police Department
129 South Auburn Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945

Kmart Pharmacy
111 W. McKnight Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945

Rite Aid Pharmacy
720 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945

Save Mart Pharmacy
12054 Nevada City Hwy, Grass Valley, CA 95945

 

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