Jackson County Sheriff’s Office hosting prescription take-back event – KDRV

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The event is happening during three days this week.


JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a drug take-back event this week in three locations. This means residents can safely get rid of expired things in their medicine cabinet. 

According to a news release from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, they will accept any medications “in dosage form, except for those identified as Not Accepted.” Medicines must also be in their original container or in a sealed bag. They won’t accept, “herbal remedies, vitamins, supplements, other personal care products, emptied medical devices, batteries, mercury-containing thermometers, sharps, illicit drugs, pet pesticide products, animal medicines, and biologics.” 

All three of the events will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the release said. It will be in Butte Falls on Wednesday, Eagle Point on Thursday and Phoenix on Friday. Specifics can be found below. 

Prescription take-back events

Date Address City
May 29 Butte Falls Community Center, 555 Main Street Butte Falls, OR
May 30 Trail Christian Fellowship, 18881 Highway 62 Eagle Point, OR
May 31 County Roads Office, 5650 S. Pacific Highway Phoenix, OR

“Check your medicine cabinet and remove all expired and unwanted medication. If you do not know if a drug is still safe, check with your pharmacist. Count medication to keep track of amounts. Drop off expired or unwanted medications for safe disposal,” the release said. “Please separate and remove any items and medication that are not accepted before disposing. Do not place medicine in the trash or recycling and never flush them down the sink or toilet. To protect your privacy, remove all personally identifiable information or medication labels or packaging before disposing of unwanted medicine.”

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