Missoula County Sheriff’s deputies will be accepting unused and unneeded medications on Saturday as part of a nationwide event.
Take Back Day is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30.
A drop-off location for unneeded medications will be set up in the west parking lot of the Missoula County Courthouse, 200 West Broadway, off Woody Street.
Disposal of medications is free and anonymous.
Collection is coordinated by the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office, which joins more than 30 agencies across Montana participating in the event. Take Back Day happens bi-annually with more than 4,000 drop-off locations nationwide.
“This initiative addresses vital public safety and public health issue(s),” stated a press release from the sheriff’s office. “Medicines that languish in homes are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses from these drugs.”
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Year-round drop off is also offered at the following locations:
Partnership Health Center, 401 W. Railroad, Missoula, MT 59802 Health Service Pharmacy, 634 Eddy Ave., Missoula, MT 59812Credena Health Pharmacy St. Patrick, 500 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802 Walmart Pharmacy