Drug Take Back Day Is Oct. 26

Friday, October 18, 2013

A Drug Take Back event is set for Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at various locations around the city.  

The public is invited to bring in unused and unwanted prescriptions and over the counter medications for proper disposal.   

Items not accepted include sharp needles, IV bags and radioactive medications. 

Some locations will be offering free goody bags, health screenings, coupons, flu shots and a pharmacist on hand to answer health care concerns. 

The locations include: 

E. Chatt Improvement, Inc. 
1502 McCallie Ave., Ste A&B

Blood Assurance
705 East 4th St. 

Hamilton County Sheriff's Department
6233 Dayton Blvd. Substation

Hamilton County Coalition and Walgreen's Pharmacy
2289 Gunbarrel Road

Brainerd Village
5770 Brainerd Road

UTC - Oct. 24 and 25 only
UTC Police Department, Main Campus

CVS Pharmacy - Oct. 24 and 25 only
4700 Highway 58 at Hal Drive


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