MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The Mobile County Sheriff's Office and Walgreen's will host drug take-back day events throughout Mobile to help the community safely discard unused, unwanted medications.
Community residents can participate in this service for free.
The events will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at two Walgreens locations in Mobile:
- 5705 Cottage Hill Road, intersection of Cottage Hill and Knollwood
- 3948 Airport Boulevard, intersection of Airport and McGregor
Consumers are encouraged to safely and legally dispose of any unwanted or expired medications. Law enforcement will also be present to accept any controlled substance medications dropped off for disposal.
"One of the most common questions our pharmacists receive surrounds how to safely dispose of unused or expired medications," said Walgreens community leader Karen Meyer. "This is an easy way to help keep unused or unwanted medications out of the hands of those who could be accidentally harmed."
Sites will accept tablets, capsules, and all other solid dosage forms of unwanted medication. Those disposing of medications may black out personal identification on prescription bottles or empty bottles into bins provided at the event.
To learn more about the DEA's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day program, visit http://www.awarerx.org .
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