ANCHORAGE, Alaska — If you have expired prescription drugs, the Mat-Su borough has set up four locations where people can anonymously dispose of old medication on Saturday, April 28.
The event coincides with the federal take-back initiative, which aims to curb accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse.
Health officials say non-medical use of prescription drugs ranks as on the most common form of drug abuse in America.
The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28:
Wasilla Fred Meyer, 1501 East Parks Highway
Wasilla Carrs Safeway, 595 East Parks Highway
Palmer Fred Meyer, 650 South Cobb Street
Talkeetna Sunshine Health Clinic, 34300 Talkeetna Spur Road
"I think awareness is growing and people look forward to it," said Ali Little, project manager for the Borough on the drug take-back event. "Lots and lots of calls come before and after the event, wanting to know where and when, and now people want to know when there will be a permanent drop off site.”
The Mat-Su borough said it collected a total of 975 pounds of medications from four take-back events.