Prescription Take-Back Events

Prescription Drug Take-Back Days aim to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

 

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from,  the home medicine cabinet.

 

DEA launched it's prescription drug take-back program when both the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration advised the public that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—posed potential safety and health hazards.

 

Helping people to dispose of potentially harmful prescription drugs is just one way DEA is working to reduce the addiction and overdose deaths plaguing this country due to opioid medications.  For more information on how to properly dispose of unused medications, please click on the link below.

 

Source: Drug Enforcement Administration: https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/

 

Wichita Mountains Prevention Network's Role

Wichita Mountains Prevention Network (WMPN) collaborates with local coalitions to host Prescription Take-Back Events throughout the year. WMPN also educates the community on safe storage and disposal of their prescription medications by providing lock boxes and medication disposal systems. We partner with Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN) and other companies to provide prescription medication drop boxes in Regions 10 and 11.  If you would like more information on prescription medication safety, please visit www.okimready.org.

OBN Drug Dropbox

Medication Disposal System

Medsafe Drug Dropbox

Lock Box for Medications

Prescription Medication Drop Box Locations

Below are the permanent prescription medication drop box locations in Regions 10 and 11.  If these locations are not near your place of residence, please click on the following link and you will be able to find the closest prescription medication drop box location near you:

 

 

Locations in Stephens County

Locations in Bryan County

Bokchito Police Department

117 E. Main Street

Bokchito, Oklahoma 74726

Bryan County Sheriff's Office

402 W. Evergreen Street

Durant, Oklahoma 74701

Calera Police Department

112 Main Street

Calera, Oklahoma 74730

Choctaw Nation Public Safety

3653 Big Lots Parkway

Durant, Oklahoma 74701

Durant Police Department

3104 Carl Albert Drive

Durant, Oklahoma 74701

SOSU Campus Police Department

425 W. University Boulevard

Durant, Oklahoma 74701

Locations in Carter County

Carter County Sheriff's Office

100 S. Washington Street

Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401

Chickasaw Nation Ardmore Health Clinic Pharmacy

2420 Chickasaw Boulevard

Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401

Chickasaw Nation Ardmore

Senior Center

2510 Chickasaw Boulevard

Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401

Reed Family Pharmacy

814 W. Broadway Street

Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401

Locations in Comanche County

Comanche County Sheriff's Office

315 SW 5th Street

Lawton, Oklahoma 73501

Lawton Police Department

10 SW 4th Street

Lawton, Oklahoma 73501

Locations in Stephens County

Chickasaw Senior Center

1909 W. Plato Road

Duncan, Oklahoma 73533

Duncan Police Department

18 S. 7th Street

Duncan, Oklahoma 73533​

Duncan Regional Hospital

Emergency Room Department

1407 N. Whisenant Drive

Duncan, Oklahoma 73533

 

Marlow Police Department

115 N. 2nd Street

Marlow, Oklahoma 73055

 

R&S Drug Stores #3

1507 Highway North 81

Duncan, Oklahoma 73533

 

Stephens County Sheriff's Office

101 S. 11th Street, #104

Duncan, Oklahoma 73533

Thompson's Pharmacy

513 Hillery Road, #B

Comanche, Oklahoma  73529

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