Keep them safe. Clean them out. Take them back.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is this Saturday, April 30th. That means it’s time to do a little spring cleaning by checking expiration dates on all your medications and then clean and organize that medicine cabinet!

If you no longer use a medication, proper disposal is key. There is never a need to hold onto expired or unused medicine, especially prescription drugs. Fremont County has several locations with drop boxes always available for safe drug disposal. With opioid abuse on the rise, it’s imperative that we safely discard any unused pills, liquids, or patches.

During the last Take-Back Day in October, the Riverton Police Department brought in 254 lbs of prescription drugs to give to DEA (United States Drug Enforcement Administration).

Wind River Family & Community Health Care in Arapahoe also has a box available for disposal.

“The ‘Green box’ helps Wind River Cares pharmacies to keep our communities safe from potential harm by offering a safe way to dispose of unused or expired medications. We encourage anyone within the community to use this service,” stated Lisa Yawakia, Communication Specialist at Wind River Family & Community Health Care.

Call Public Health at (307) 856-6979 or Fremont County Prevention at 307-851-1667 for more information on disposing of unused medication.

Gain control over your medicine cabinet!

For a more complete, in-depth list of medication safety, click here. For more information on Fremont County Prevention and what they do, click here.

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