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.
Pet Care | Real Estate | Restaurants | Tech | View All | * Add/Upgrade Business
Placer County News Headlines3 Arrested in West Roseville Vehicle TheftsRoseville, CA- Kevin Patrick McFarland, Maksim Mishchenko, and Stanislav M. Taran, were arrested on suspicion of stealing from numerous vehicles in Roseville.
Annual Marysville Stampede Memorial Day WeekendMarysville, CA- An annual celebration of California Western and rodeo heritage, in the heart of California's cowboy country, the 83rd Annual Marysville Stampede
Downtown Woodland: Unexpected TreasureWoodland, CA- On a recent Sunday afternoon, I grabbed my wife and headed off on a rather short drive to Woodland to catch an afternoon show at the Blue Note Brewing Company.
Roseville Flash Crime Report (5.23.16)Roseville police crime report digest update for May 23, 2016.
Local Team Wins Spirit CUP at SMUD Solar RegattaRocklin, CA- The Sierra College Solar Energy program Team competed last Saturday May 14th in the Northern California SMUD Solar Regatta
Roseville Area Organization Helps Guardian Scholars ProgramRoseville, CA- Sierra College Guardian Scholars Program thanks the ALPHA DELTA KAPPA Organization for their generous donation to our Former Foster Youth
Startup Hustle Demo Night on May 26(ROCKLIN) -The newest startups in town will be making their pitches on May 26 at 1108 R Street from 5:30 to 7:30.
Placer County Water Agency Master Plan UpdateAUBURN, Calif. - At its May 19 meeting, the Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) Board of Directors received an update on the PCWA County-wide Master Plan.
Subaru BRZ: Reasonably priced old-school sports carRoseville, CA - For driving enthusiasts who want to own a light, agile car that provides an elusive fun factor while also looking cool, the smartly designed Subaru BRZ deserves a good look.
Roseville Gas Prices See DropRoseville, CA - While regional gas prices appear to have held steady, some gas station in Roseville are reporting a downward tick in prices.
Raising Awareness for Mental HealthIn the U.S., the month of May is (or was, depending on when your newspaper publishes this column) "Mental Health Awareness Month."
Roseville Flash Crime Report (5.21.16)Roseville, CA- Weekly crime report digest update summary in Roseville for the period covering May 13- 19, 2016.
NEWS: In Case You Missed It