National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is April 29!
Tennessee has an opioid crisis on its hands, with more than 1,400 people having died from drug overdoses in 2015.
Opioids include hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, fentanyl and codeine, many of which are commonly prescribed, and all are highly addictive.
By disposing of your unneeded or expired prescription drugs, you’re helping fight the opioid crisis and keeping drugs out of the wrong hands.
On Saturday, April 29, pharmacists and law enforcement will be on hand at locations across the city to help you dispose of your medications.
Here’s what you need to know:
Substances accepted at take-back events:
• Unused or expired prescriptions that you legally possess
• Unused or expired medications that were prescribed to a person in your household
Substances not accepted at take-back events:
• Illicit drugs, such as marijuana, heroin and LSD
• Insulin syringes or other medical sharps and needles
• Asthma inhalers
• Iodine-containing medications
• Mercury-containing thermometers
11635 Hwy. 70
Arlington, Tennessee 38002
7615 Hwy. 70
Bartlett, Tennessee 38133
7735 Farmington Blvd.
Germantown, Tennessee 38138
7942 Winchester Road
Memphis, Tennessee 38125
Collierville Police Department
156 N. Rowlett St.
Collierville, Tennessee 38017
9235 Poplar Ave.
Germantown, Tennessee 38139
Shelby County Sheriff’s Office
1080 Madison Ave.
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Saturday, April 29, 2017
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.