Health department wants to safely ‘take back’ prescription drugs

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 30 and the Bear River Health Department (BRHD) is taking the lead role in the Cache Valley with three drop off sites. “It is unsafe to just throw prescription drugs in the trash,” said BRHD Health Promotion Specialist Annie Hullinger. “That gives some people the opportunity to take them out and possibly use them illicitly. Disposing of them improperly also creates concerns with the environment.” Hullinger said the Take Back Day includes expired and leftover drugs, those that are no longer being used, and that it is better to dispose of them instead of storing them. “We will have a representative from the Bear River Health Department at each of the three locations. We will also have officers from the Logan City and Smithfield Police Departments and the Cache County Sheriffs office to assure compliance with federal laws regarding controlled substances.” The free drop off is completely anonymous. All medications will be incinerated. Drop off sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lee’s Marketplace in Smithfield, Fresh Market in Logan on 400 North and at Ridley’s Family Market in Hyrum. Besides the ‘Take Back’ event Saturday, the Bear River Health Department has regular prescription drop-off boxes at the following locations: Logan City Police Department 62 West 300 North, Logan Monday-Friday 8am-5pm North Logan 2076 North 1200 East Monday – Friday 8 am -5 pm Hyde Park 113 East Center Monday – Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm USU Police Station Open 24 hours Cache County Sheriff’s Office 1225 West Valley View Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm Hyrum City 83 West Main Monday – Friday 8 am – 5pm Brigham City 20 North Main Street Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm Tremonton City 102 South 100 West Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm

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