Precription drug ‘take back’ day

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SUBLETTE COUNTY – The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO), in partnership with Altitude Drug and the Prevention Management Organization, will host a prescription drug take-back day. Community members are invited to come to Altitude Drug in Pinedale on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and confidentially and securely dispose of unused or unwanted prescriptions.

The SCSO will have a deputy on site with the Community Prevention Specialist Ranae Pape, who will be there to answer questions for community members on local drop-boxes and the Wyoming Medication Donation Program for future prescription disposal use.

If you are unable to make the prescription take-back time on April 29 at Altitude Drug, there are a couple options for safe disposal of your medications. The Wyoming Medication Donation Program (WMDP) reduces medication waste and improves access for low-income Wyoming residents who lack adequate prescription coverage. The WMDP provides immediate prescription help by redispensing acceptable donated medications, and providing advice on lower-cost alternatives. 

Also, the SCSO participates in an ongoing drug disposal program. The program is designed for citizens to safely and confidentially dispose of unused and expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications by placing them in a secure prescription drug drop-box. Sublette County has two drop-boxes for disposal throughout the county: the Sublette County Justice Building at 40 S. Fremont Ave. in Pinedale and the Marbleton-SCSO at 19 W. Fourth St. in Marbleton.  

For more information about the SCSO prescription drug disposal program, visit sublettewyo.com/index.aspx?NID=425. For information on the Wyoming Medication Donations Program, visit /health.wyo.gov/healthcarefin/medicationdonation/.