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The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be this coming Saturday, April 28th. The event starts at 10:00 A.M. and ends at 2:00 P.M. Locations in the Municipality of Anchorage and the central Mat-Su Valley include the following:
Municipality of Anchorage
Providence Medical Center – 3300 Providence Drive, Entrance #4
ANTHC Healthy Communities Building – 3900 Ambassador Drive
Fred Meyer (Muldoon) – 7701 DeBarr Road
Fred Meyer (Abbott) – 2300 Abbott Road
Fred Meyer (Eagle River) – 13401 Old Glenn Highway
Central Mat-Su Valley
Fred Meyer (Wasilla) – 1501 East Parks Highway
Fred Meyer Pharmacy (Palmer) – 535 West Evergreen Ave.
In Alaska, last October’s event had 3,735 pounds of prescription medications disposed of at 18 sites across the state. A total of 912,305 pounds (456 tons) of prescription medications was disposed of across the U.S.
For further information on this event, prescription medication disposal information and to check if more locations are added, visit the DEA Office of Diversion Control’s website at: https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/index.html