Kaiser Permanente Joins DEA in Drug Take-Back Day
October 10, 2013
Contact: Edwin Garcia, media relations specialist
Three local Kaiser Permanente facilities - Roseville Medical Center, South Sacramento Medical Center, and the Point West Medical Offices in Sacramento - in collaboration with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and local police authority, are encouraging residents to participate in the "National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day" on Saturday, October 26, 2013, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Prescription drug take-back programs provide communities with an opportunity to safely and easily dispose of expired, unwanted, or unused medicines.
"We are proud to participate in the seventh 'National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day,'" said Richard Daniels, senior vice president, Enterprise Shared Services for Kaiser Permanente. "This program has been a tremendous success with the DEA collecting more than 2.8 million pounds of expired or unwanted medicines that could otherwise have been a hazard to the safety of kids, families, local communities, and the environment."
The three Kaiser Permanente facilities will serve as a collection site for disposal of expired, unwanted, and unused medicines. Residents may bring their medications for disposal at:
- Roseville Medical Center parking lot 7, 1600 Eureka Road, Roseville.
- South Sacramento Medical Center, Dan B. Moore building, main lobby, 6600 Bruceville Road, Sacramento.
- Point West Medical Offices parking lot E, 1650 Response Road, Sacramento.
The service is free, easy, and anonymous.
"The DEA's 'Prescription Drug Take-Back Day' program is part of the White House's broader prescription drug abuse prevention strategy," said David Kvancz, vice president, National Pharmacy Programs and Services, Kaiser Permanente. "By properly disposing of prescription drugs, the public can reduce the possibility of accidental poisoning and prevent drugs from entering water supplies or the environment."
If residents are unable to participate on October 26, they can also purchase "mail back," postage-paid envelopes available at Kaiser Permanente and many other pharmacies.
For more information about "National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day" or for a list of additional collection sites, please visit www.dea.gov. Information about medication safety is also available on the DEA website or at kp.org.
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