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2017 Nationanl Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Flyers:

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is this Saturday, Oct 28.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 2017

Turn in unused or expired prescription medication at many locations statewide on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, this Saturday, Oct 28.

Turning in medications is a step you can take to help address Alaska’s opioid epidemic. Other steps include not sharing medications, and talking to your prescriber about alternatives to opioids, or only getting a limited supply.

Bringing in un-needed medications also reduces the risk of accidental poisoning of children and pets, and of environmental contamination.

If you can’t attend a Take-Back Day event, or if you have medications you want to get rid of after the event, you can ask your local public health folks for a safe disposal bag. Find Public Health Center locations near you.

Events will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. everywhere except Homer, which will be 7:30 a.m.-1 pm. Alaskans can drop off their medications here:

Palmer and Wasilla

  • Fred Meyer


  • Sunshine Community Health Center 


  • Homer High School, 7:30am to 1pm

Anchorage/Eagle River

  • Fred Meyer on Abbott, Muldoon, and Eagle River
  • Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
  • Providence Hospital


  • Soldotna Professional Pharmacy


  • Alaska State Troopers
  • Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center


  • Alaska State Troopers
  • Fred Meyers
  • Fairbanks Police Department

North Pole

  • North Pole Police Department


  • Juneau Police Department
    The department also has a small medication drop box in its lobby available year-round during normal business hours. Please put pills in a sealable plastic bag and recycle the pill bottles. Liquids aren’t accepted.


  • Valdez Police Department