Bertrand Chaffee Hospital (BCH) in Springville will be a site for the DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This location will be staffed by pharmacists and pharmacy students, and law enforcement officers will be present at all sites. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Bring your unused or expired prescription drugs to this convenient drop- off site at the front entrance of BCH at 224 East Main Street.
Medicines in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. This event aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
Last April, Americans turned in 447 tons (over 893,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,400 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 11 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 6.4 million pounds—about 3,200 tons—of pills.