It’s time to clean out your medicine cabinet and get rid
of old and unwanted prescription drugs. The San Diego County
Sheriff’s Department will collect and safely dispose unwanted
or expired medicines as part of the Drug Enforcement
Administration’s (DEA) seventh National Prescription Drug Take
Scripps Memorial Hospital 354 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas
This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. They cannot accept sharps or needles.
Unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs have been determined to present substantial risks to our community by either falling into the wrong hands, or by damaging our environment through improper disposal. The Medical Examiner's Office 2012 Annual Report shows 269 deaths were related to prescription drugs last year compared to 267 in 2011, part of a disturbing trend seen over the last seven years.
For a full list of drop‐off locations go to http://goo.gl/qFRW7X. If you can’t make it to this event, you can always drop off your unwanted prescriptions at any Sheriff’s Station or Substation Monday to Friday during business hours. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/9USfC
–SD Sheriff's Dept