Stop by Scottsdale Stadium, 7408 E. Osborn Road, or CVS, 6045 N. Scottsdale Road, to return unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal with Scottsdale Police as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s 12th Annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back. It’s taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.
Scottsdale is one of more than 60 state, local and tribal police departments participating in the national effort. The event addresses a vital public safety and public health issue -- medicines kept in home cabinets are highly susceptible to misuse and abuse. Prescription drug abuse in the U.S. is alarming, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away – both potential safety and health hazards.
Residents can also safely dispose of unused and unwanted prescription medication year-round at three Scottsdale Police district locations through the department's Safe Drug Disposal Program.