Fish on Prozac? It’s Time to Take Your Old Meds In

On Saturday Sept. 25 there are events around the country for National Drug TakeBack Day. We don’t want these chemicals flushed down the toilet to pollute our water supplies and the frogs and other animals, or put in our landfills. So this Saturday there are events around Texas to drop off those items. Unfortunately, the big drug companies are still resisting taking responsibility for the end of life of their products. In the short-term there is this one-day event and also a smattering of community pharmacies that are willing to take back unused medicines. Check out the pharmaceuticals link on the left side of this website to get details.

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4 Responses

  1. I saw a poster showing the incredible results of this program in the University of Iowa Hospital. Can you send me this poster or at least the results?

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  3. Houston Chronicle article said to come to this website to find out where disposal sites for 04/28/2012 disposal drop-off of unused medications in the Houston area. I am here but see nothing about the disposal sites. Can you tell me where they are?

    • Hi Bobby, thanks for the post. I’m not sure why the Chronicle sent you to this website to find out where disposal sites for this Saturdays drop-off will be, since the City of Houston is the one sponsoring the event, but I did some digging and I have found the sites.

      National Prescription Take-Back Day Saturday, April 28, 2012
      To help the public properly dispose of unused or expired medication, the Houston Police Department (HPD) is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration to host its Fourth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 28, from 10 – 2 p.m.
      This service is free, anonymous and open to all. All tablets, capsules and solid dosage forms will be collected (intravenous solutions, injectables and syringes will not be accepted).
      Six HPD locations will participate in the Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 28:

      1) Kingwood – 3915 Rustic Woods Drive – Kingwood 77339
      2) Northeast – 8301 Ley Road – Houston 77028
      3) South Central – 2202 Saint Emanuel – Houston 77003
      4) Westside – 3203 South Dairy Ashford Road – Houston 77082
      5) Southeast – 8300 Mykawa Road – Houston 77048
      6) Clear Lake – 2855 Bay Area Boulevard- Houston 77058
      For more information, visit http://www.justice.gov/dea/ and click on the “Got Drugs” link or contact Lisa Webb Johnson, Drug Enforcement Administration, at 713.693.3747. To learn more about HPD, visit http://www.houstonpolice.org/.

      Thank you very much for your question and I hope this helps. If there is anything else we can do to help, let us know.

      Thank you,
      TCE Staff

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