Drug Take-Back Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND WALGREENS will Host Drug Take-Back Day Events Throughout Mobile to Help Community Safely Discard of Unused, Unwanted Medications

 To help prevent the misuse or abuse of unused and unwanted medications, THE MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE and WALGREENS (NYSE, Nasdaq: WAG) will host Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Prescription Drug Take-Back Day events at two stores in Mobile. 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, including

  • 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.

         MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE has a program OPERATION MEDICINE CABINET that runs all year and is available 24 hours a day for your convenience.  To learn more about this program visit http://www.mobileso.com/operation-medicine-cabinet/.

Lori Myles
Sheriff’s Assistant for Public Affairs
251-574-NEWS (6397)
lmyles@mobileso.com