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Prescription Drug Take-Back Events CAPSAT-SPONSORED DRUG TAKE-BACK ON DAY ON OCT 18th HUGE SUCCESS! October 18, 2014   889 lbs. total pounds of drugs collected 71st and Sheridan collected 13 bags total=483 lbs. total; 202 participants 41st and Yale collected 13 bags total= 333 lbs.; 142 participants Pine and Lewis 3 bags total= 73 lbs.; 17 participants CAPSAT member Greg Sneed of Palmer recieves drugs for disposal and takes a brief survey. California County Pushes Drugmakers To Pay For Pill Waste by PAULINE BARTOLONE January 03, 2014 4:16 PM from KXJZ Listen to the Story All Things Considered 4 min 15 sec The leftover prescription drugs you have around your house are at the center of a battle between small government and big pharmaceutical companies. The immediate aim is to have the pharmaceutical companies take care of disposing of extra drugs. But Alameda County in northern California wants to make manufacturers think about the life cycles of their products — from their creation to what happens when they're no longer needed. Mary Hill has been accumulating prescription drugs in her Oakland office. A social service coordinator at a retirement home, Hill has been storing leftover drugs from residents who have died or don't know how to get rid of them safely. "I have here morphine from people who have cancer. I have Vicodin and methadone," says Hill, while rummaging through two bags of pill bottles and containers. Hill doesn't want the drugs to get into the hands of recreational users, or into drinking water. Her office has no easy way to dispose of them. If she drives away with the drugs, she could be stopped by police for possession of drugs that don't belong to her. Alameda County has a prescription drug disposal program. There are a couple dozen locations,
GUIDELINES FOR THE SAFE USE OF OPIOIDS DRUG ABUSE IN PREGNANCY DRUG ABUSE TREATMENT RESOURCES PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND THE LAW CAPSAT CONTACT INFORMATION “NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 18 through September 24, 2016, as Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week. I call upon all Americans to observe this week with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities that raise awareness about the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic.” White House Press Release, 16 September 2016 CONTACT CAPSAT FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DRUG TAKE-BACK EVENT: stillman@tulsa-health.org Stephanie Tillman 918-595-4468       Twitter Facebook SPF/SIG Specialist Tulsa Health Department