Next prescription medication ‘take back’ event is Sept. 25

Quarterly, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department hosts a prescription medication “take back” event.

The majority of teens cite parents’ medicine cabinets and/or medicine cabinets in the homes of friends as major access points.

The next event will be held on Sept. 25 at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas (North Parking Lot) 354 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Sheriff’s Department is in the process of installing secure drop-boxes at many of its facilities to facilitate the drop-off of unwanted prescription medications. The sites will be announced when ready, but in the meantime unwanted medications may be dropped off during business hours at the Sheriff’s headquarters office at 9621 Ridgehaven Ct., San Diego, CA 92123.

SOURCE: Press Release