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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 2018


National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: Saturday, October 27, 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be this coming Saturday, October 27th. The event starts at 10:00 A.M. and ends at 2:00 P.M. Locations in the Municipality of Anchorage and the central Mat-Su Valley include the following:
 
Municipality of Anchorage
Providence Medical Center – 3300 Providence Drive, Entrance #4  Map
Fred Meyer (Muldoon) – 7701 DeBarr Road  Map
Fred Meyer (Abbott) – 2300 Abbott Road  Map
Fred Meyer (Eagle River) – 13401 Old Glenn Highway  Map
 
Central Mat-Su Valley
Fred Meyer (Wasilla) – 1501 East Parks Highway  Map
Fred Meyer Pharmacy (Palmer) – 535 West Evergreen Ave.   Map
 
In Alaska, April 2018’s drug take back event saw 4,182 pounds of prescription medications disposed of at 17 sites across the state, and a total of 949,046 pounds (474.5 tons) of prescription medications was disposed of nationally. Over the past 15 DEA drug take back events, Alaskan’s have disposed of 41,386 pounds of prescription medications. The national total has been 9,964,714 pounds (4,982 tons).
 
More information on prescription medication disposal can be found at the following links: