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National Take Back Day-April 24th


Safely Dispose of Un-needed or Expired Prescriptions
 Grady County National Take Back Day is Saturday, April 24th, 2021. Participate in take back day, by cleaning out your medicine and safely disposing of those un-needed or expired meds. It is so important to safely dispose of these medications to avoid medications getting into the wrong hands or even our pets consuming them. Don’t flush, to keep our water clean.
 As we are still facing Covid concerns, we understand if you do not feel safe visiting one of the disposal sites below. Instead you can follow the FDA step by step guidelines which, makes it easy to safely dispose of these medications in the safety of your home. Follow the steps below.

  1. Mix medicines with an unpalatable substance such as dirt, kitty litter or used coffee grounds ( do not crush tablets or capsules)
  2. Place the mixture in a container such as a sealed plastic bag.
  3. Throw the container in your household trash.
  4. Scratch out all personal information on the prescription label of your empty pill bottle or package to make it unreadable, then dispose of the container.
     You can dispose of unwanted medicines at the receptacles at these locations in Grady County. Please check with the pharmacy to make sure that the lobby is open, before you make the trip..
  5. Cedar Springs Pharmacy: 5310 E. Highway 37, Tuttle, OK 73089
  6. Chickasha Clinic Pharmacy: 2224 W. Iowa, Chickasha, OK 73018
  7. Grand Care Pharmacy: 2103 W. Iowa Chickasha, OK 73018
  8. Liberty Drug Pharmacy: 315 W. Chickasha Ave., Chickasha, OK 73018
  9. Tuttle Police Department: 4 SE 2ND St. Tuttle, OK 73089
  10. Chickasha Police Department 2001 W. Iowa Ave., Chickasha, OK 73018
  11. Grady County Sheriff’s Office 302 N. 3rd, Chickasha, OK 73018
     Red Rock Partnership for Success grant is funded through the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. For more information on the Red Rock Partnership for Success Grant please contact Jenna Cansler at 405-808-1272 or visit our website at www.redrockrpc.com. Also, for more information regarding the DEA’s National Take Back Day, you can visit takebackday.dea.gov.

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