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prescription drug take-back planned


Chaffee County Build A Generation, with support and cooperation of the sheriff’s office and the Buena Vista and Salida police departments, is promoting Chaffee County’s third Prescription Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 27th.  The event is organized to collect outdated, unused, and excess pharmaceutical drugs from the community.  Locally, collection points will be in Salida and Buena Vista from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, April 27th at:

**Buena Vista Pharmacy, 403 US Highway 24 North, parking lot.

**Salida Middle School, 520 Milford, semi-circle outdoors.

The following items WILL NOT be accepted:  Needles and sharps, mercury (thermometers), oxygen containers, chemotherapy or radioactive substances, pressurized canisters, illicit drugs.

This service is free and anonymous. Volunteers, including pharmacy students, local pharmacists, and Public Health nurses will also be available to offer medication counseling and educational resources.  $10 Tdap (tetanus/pertussis-whooping cough) vaccine will be offered at the BV location only with check or cash accepted.

This cooperative venture between the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), state agencies, and local law enforcement agencies is recognized nationwide as an opportunity for the public to responsibly dispose of drugs from their medicine cabinets which could otherwise be abused or lead to accidental overdoses.