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Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health and the Bismarck Police Department will host a Take Back Event on Wednesday October 18th, 2023 at the Burleigh County Senior Center

Bismarck, N.D. – According to the city officials, this event will start from 8:30 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. on October 18th, 2023.

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Officials said the Take Back Event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing prescription drugs while educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
This Take Back Event will allow area residents to properly dispose of unused and unwanted over-the-counter and prescription medications preventing drug diversion and misuse in addition to protecting the environment.
The Take Back program provides residents with an easy and convenient way to dispose of unused and unwanted over-the-counter and prescription medications, to protect the environment and keep drugs off the streets and into the wrong hands.
The following items will be accepted at the Take Back event:
Unused or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications, including:

  • Pills, tablets, caplets (remove product from the packaging)
  • Inhalers, nebulizer solutions, liquids and creams (leave in the original container)
  • Controlled substances
  • Pain relief such as Vicodin, Hydrocodone, Demerol, OxyContin, fentanyl, etc.
  • Anti-depressants such as Valium, Zoloft, Prozac, etc.
  • Sleep aids, such as Ambien, Lunesta, Sonata, etc.

The following items will not be accepted at this Take Back event:

  • Sharps (syringes, lancets), thermometers, glass, home-based care (HBC) or durable medical equipment (DME) supplies, and pharmacy inventory. Residents are encouraged to ask their pharmacists where to safely dispose of these items.
  • Cancer medications
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