HEALTH

SLCPD to take part in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Oct 28, 2022, 9:30 PM | Updated: Dec 29, 2022, 11:23 am

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The Salt Lake City Police Department will participate in Saturday's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Photo credit: Adobe Stock

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department will be participating in the 23rd annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday.

The event was created by the Drug Enforcement Administration. It provides individuals with the opportunity to get rid of medications that are no longer needed.

The Salt Lake City Police Department’s Pioneer Precinct is one of more than 4,000 drop-off locations around the country that are participating in the event, according to a news release from the Salt Lake City Police.

Individuals can bring their unneeded prescription drugs to the Pioneer Precinct, located at 1040 W. 700 South, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 108,000 people died from drug poisoning in 2021. 

For additional information on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, click here

To find a drop-site close to you during Saturday’s event, click here.

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