Drug Take Back Scheduled for Fairview
By Martha Beth Lewis
Do you have Medicine Cabinet Clutter? We're talking about expired meds and meds you no longer take. Opioids you no longer need. How about that cough syrup that tastes so bad you decided you'd continue coughing rather than take it? Those gummy vitamins that made your tongue curl and those aspirins that smell sour are perfect candidates. Perhaps you're not sure about the efficacy of those Vitamin C tabs since it's been 10 years since somebody (who?) bought them.
The folks at the DEA have a solution to your MCC at the FFD. It's the Drug Enforcement Administration's semi-annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 27 at the Fairview Fire Station 1 located at 500 S. Hwy 5.
Hours are between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The take back includes prescriptions, controlled substances, and OTC medications.
Transfer tablets and capsules to a plastic bag and hand them to the police officer. If you prefer, preserve your privacy by dropping your bagged meds directly down the "pill drop" chute. Liquids should in tightly-sealed containers. (No IV solutions, injectable drugs, or sharps of any kind.)
In the last pill take back (April of this year), Texans turned in 752,776 tons of medication! We led the way, second only to California.
The next pill take back will be in April 2019, but look in your medicine cabinet now! It's time to cure your MCC, as well as reduce risk to others.
Additional information from Fairview Police Department
National Pharmaceutical Take Back Initiative
On October 27th, 2018, from 10am-2pm, DEA will coordinate a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies focused on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets. A national take-back day will provide a unified opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction. This one-day effort will bring national focus to the issue of pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse. The program provides an opportunity for law enforcement to collaborate with the DEA and establish a safe collection site.
This program is anonymous and as such the participating Agencies should not be conducting surveys or allowing others to conduct surveys at this event. All efforts should be made to protect the anonymity of individuals disposing of medications. Participants may dispose of medication in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into the disposal box. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container. The depositor should ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage. THIS IS FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC ONLY, PHARAMACIES, PHYSICIANS, VETERINARIANS, ETC CANNOT DISPOSE OF THEIR PRODUCTS HERE