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  • Title: Welcome — Take Back Your Meds
    Descriptive info: .. Skip to content.. |.. Skip to navigation.. Personal tools.. Sections.. Why Take Back Your Meds?.. Who Can Make it Happen?.. What You Can Do Now.. News, Media Resources.. About Us.. You are here:.. Home.. Firefighter lost his teenage son to prescription drug abuse - hear Ryan's story.. Poison Prevention Tips - Protect your family from accidental poisoning.. Store medicines safely in your home.. Find a Location -- Returning unwanted meds to a take-back for disposal is the safest way.. Unwanted Medicines? What you can do to protect our kids, families and environment.. 1.. 2.. 3.. 4.. 5.. Who we are.. Take Back Your Meds is a group of over.. 270 organizations.. in Washington State demanding a statewide program for the safe return and disposal of unwanted medicines.. Contact us.. Info@takebackyourmeds.. org.. or call.. (206) 263-3014.. Info.. Medicine disposal.. Find a medicine.. take-back location.. What you can bring to a medicine take-back.. Do you have a.. controlled substance?.. DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.. Thanks to everyone who disposed of their unwanted medicines at Saturday's DEA event held on October 26th.. Did you miss the event? Do you have unwanted and expired medicines? If you are in Washington State find an available temporary take-back location near you.. Click here to find a take back location..  ...   in 2008.. Read more about this story.. Washington residents statewide have returned over 251,000 pounds of unwanted medicines since 2006.. at ongoing volunteer medicine take-back programs and DEA events combined!.. See how many pounds.. of medicines have been collected in your community.. Which dog breed gets into the most trouble at home?.. A Laborador retriever! Last year nearly 14,000 calls to the Animal Poison Control Center were from worried Lab owners whose pups got into things they shouldn't have.. Topping the toxins list are prescription human medications.. All dog breeds are at risk so keep medicines up and out of reach.. News.. FDA urging a tighter rein on pain killers says New York Times.. Residents in the Pacific Northwest turned in over 16 tons of unwanted medicines on April 27th at DEA take-back event.. Clark County prescription (Rx) drug take back collects half ton of medications.. Presidential Proclamation -- National Poison Prevention Week, 2013.. What's in your medicine cabinet?.. Son's death prompts parents to fight for new Rx drug law.. Search.. Advanced Search.. YOUR SURVEY MATTERS!.. Please take our online survey.. Medicine Disposal Locations.. Poison Prevention Tips.. Checklist - What You Can Do.. Disposal Myths Facts.. Frequently Asked Questions.. In The News.. Videos.. Site Map.. Accessibility.. Contact Us.. 2010 TakeBackYourMeds.. org.. Powered by Plone Python..

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  • Title: Welcome — Take Back Your Meds
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  • Title: Why Take Back Your Meds?... It just makes sense. — Take Back Your Meds
    Descriptive info: It just makes sense.. Take back your medicines to reduce drug abuse, reduce accidental poisonings and reduce medicines in the environment.. Safe disposal to reduce drug abuse.. Prescription drug abuse is the fastest-growing drug problem in the country.. In Washington state almost 11% of teens use medicines for non-medical reasons - a rate that's among the highest in the nation.. The abuse of medicines by teens often results in medical emergencies or fatal overdoses.. Most abusers of medicines, including teens, get the drugs from a friend or relative, often without their knowledge and not from a drug dealer.. A safe medicine take-back program gets potentially dangerous leftover drugs out of our homes.. Safe disposal to reduce accidental poisoning.. Unwanted medicines left in the home endanger our children, seniors and pets.. Poisonings from prescription and over-the-counter medicines are increasing.. About half of the 37,000 phone calls to the Washington Poison Center concern young children who have been poisoned by medicines found at home.. Getting rid of  ...   mix them with kitty litter and throw them in the garbage.. Flushing drugs sends them directly into our waters, harming the environment.. Drugs thrown in the garbage are available for others to take and use and can still get into the environment.. Returning medicines to a take-back program is the only environmentally sound method for dispose of unused medicines.. Medicine take-back programs are the only secure and environmentally sound way to dispose of leftover and expired medicines.. Ongoing take-back programs are the most convenient, cost-effective, and secure way to dispose of unwanted and expired medicines.. Washington currently has several voluntary ongoing take-back programs statewide.. These programs are considered temporary because funding for these programs is temporary or uncertain.. Find out how medicine take-back programs work.. This Section.. Safe Disposal to Reduce Drug Abuse.. Safe Disposal to Reduce Accidental Poisonings.. Safe Disposal to Reduce Medicines in the Environment.. How Medicine Take-Back Works.. Medicine Take-Back Disposal.. Medicine Take-Back Security.. Source of Medicines in Water.. Tell us your story..

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  • Title: Who Can Make it Happen? — Take Back Your Meds
    Descriptive info: Who Can Make it Happen?.. Washington needs a statewide medicine take-back program.. Find out how it can happen with support from the drug companies who make and sell medicines and who should provide a safe way to take back the leftovers.. Washington needs a statewide medicine take-back.. program to protect our kids, families, and environment.. Leftover medicines that linger in our homes are potentially dangerous and drug take-back programs are.. the only safe way to dispose of medicines.. Because of the dire need, some law enforcement offices and pharmacies are collecting unwanted medicines from residents.. But too many of Washington’s cities and counties lack a take-back program.. Funding is needed, and a statewide program would be more efficient and effective.. Drug Companies.. It just makes sense that the drug companies who make and sell medicines should provide a safe way to take back the leftovers.. Unused pharmaceuticals put our  ...   manufacturers to carry their share of the weight.. It’s not fair to ask businesses and taxpayers to clean up after the drug companies.. Find out how local governments and organizations can work together to support passage of legislation to create a statewide medicine take-back program.. Learn More.. Proposed State Law.. Even though drug companies fund drug take-back in other countries, these manufacturers have not offered to help support drug take-back programs in Washington.. Over the past three years, a broad-based group of health organizations, environmental groups, police, pharmacies, children’s advocates and citizens have worked hard to pass legislation to create a statewide medicine take-back.. program.. Drug companies have repeatedly used an army of lobbyists to block all efforts to create a common sense program that will let people safely dispose of unneeded medicines.. Drug Companies.. Local Governments + Organizations.. Resolutions in Support of Medicine Take-Back.. Washington State Law Enforcement Resolutions..

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  • Title: What You Can Do Now — Take Back Your Meds
    Descriptive info: What You Can Do Now.. Dispose of your medicines safely by returning them to a medicine take-back program.. Store medicines in your home safely.. Tell us your story about unwanted medicines in your home.. Learn about a statewide medicine take-back program for Washington State.. Protect our kids,.. families and environment.. Medicines in the home are a leading cause of accidental poisoning and flushed or trashed medicines can end up polluting our waters.. Use our checklist below.. to find out how to store your medicines safely and how to dispose of unwanted and expired medicines.. You can also find out how many pounds of unwanted medicines have already been collected in our communities and the need for a statewide take-back program and more.. Checklist for what you can do now.. Safely dispose of medicines that are unwanted or expired.. Use a medicine take-back programs at one of these.. temporary drop-off locations.. Safely store medicines in your home.. Store medicines safely by keeping them out of  ...   efforts to create a statewide program.. so all people in Washington State can safely dispose of their unwanted and expired medicines.. Find out about the medicines collected in Washington State.. Learn about the.. amounts of medicines.. that have been collected and safely destroyed in Washington Sate take-back programs.. Make a pledge to help save a life.. Sign a pledge.. to safely store and dispose of your medicines.. If you have a story you would like to share about unwanted medicines in your home email us at.. info@takebackyourmeds.. Take our survey.. Your information is very important to us.. By completing our anonymous survey you will help us to learn more about how medicines are stored and disposed of in our homes and our communities.. Stay connected.. Temporary Drop-Off Locations.. What Can You Take-Back?.. We Need a Statewide Program.. Washington Residents Use Medicine Take-Back Programs.. Medicine Take Back FAQs.. Other Medicine Take-Back Disposal Options.. Medicine Disposal Myths and Facts.. Take-Back Programs Disposing of Pills Without Their Container..

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  • Title: News, Media & Resources — Take Back Your Meds
    Descriptive info: News, Media Resources.. Latest news, media contact and relevant resources.. Media Contact.. Diana Steeble -.. dsteeble@prrbiz.. com.. or 206-462-6389.. Pressroom.. Check out the latest.. press releases, blogs and PSAs.. Resources.. Check out the following.. resources.. for more information about drug take-back programs and the problems with unwanted medicines.. Take Back Your Meds Fact Sheets, Sample Support Resolutions, Reports, Survey Results, and more.. View our latest videos.. Editorials and Articles.. View our latest media coverage.. In the News.. Change would reduce the number of refills patients could get before going back to see their doctor.. Patients would also be required to take a prescription  ...   33,589 pounds (16.. 7 tons) of prescription medications.. This number surpassed the last Take Back on September 29, 2012 by two tons.. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Clark County Environmental Services, PREVENT! Coalition, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Battle Ground Police Department and Prevent Together: Battle Ground Prevention Alliance are cheering another successful Prescription (Rx) Drug Take Back on April 27, 2013.. Today, the majority of unintentional poisoning deaths are caused by overdoses involving prescription drugs, including painkillers.. Next 4 items.. 16.. Press Room.. On the Radio.. Recent Editorials and Articles in Support of Medicine Take-Back.. SB 5234 Press Release..

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  • Title: About Us — Take Back Your Meds
    Descriptive info: About Us.. Learn more about the organizations supporting Take Back Your Meds.. Take Back Your Meds.. is a group of over 270 health organizations, police, drugstores, local governments, environmental groups, and others in Washington State who support medicine take-back programs to reduce access to highly-addictive drugs, reduce the risk of poisonings, and reduce environmental contamination.. These organizations support creation of a secure, statewide medicine return program for unwanted medicines from households that is financed by pharmaceutical manufacturers, and that does not rely on state and local government funding.. Print list of supporters.. (Use 8.. 5" x 14" paper).. LAW ENFORCEMENT.. Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs.. Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS).. Washington State Fraternal Order of Police.. King County Police Chiefs Association.. Adams County Sheriff.. Edmonds Police Department.. Asotin County Sheriff.. Ephrata Police Department.. Benton County Sheriff.. Everett Police Department.. Chelan County Sheriff.. Evergreen State College Police Department.. Clallam County Sheriff.. Gold Bar Police Department.. Clark County Sheriff.. Granger Police Department.. Columbia County Sheriff.. Granite Falls Police Department.. Cowlitz County Sheriff.. Hoquiam Police Department.. Douglas County Sheriff.. Kennewick Police Department.. Ferry County Sheriff.. Kettle Falls Police Department.. Franklin County Sheriff.. Lacey Police Department.. Garfield County Sheriff.. Lake Stevens Police Department.. Grant County Sheriff.. Lakewood Police Department.. Grays Harbor Sheriff.. Longview Police Department.. Island County Sheriff.. Lynwood Police Department.. Jefferson County Sheriff.. Marysville Police Department.. Kitsap County Sheriff.. Mill Creek Police Department.. Kittitas County Sheriff.. Milton Police Department.. Klickitat County Sheriff.. Monroe Police Department.. Lincoln County Sheriff.. Moses Lake Police Department.. Mason County Sheriff.. Mount Vernon Police Department.. Okanogan County Sheriff.. Mountlake Terrace Police Department.. Pacific County Sheriff.. Mukilteo Police Department.. Pend Oreille County Sheriff.. North Bend Police Department.. Pierce County Sheriff.. Omak Police Department.. San Juan County Sheriff.. Othello Police Department.. Skagit County Sheriff.. Pasco Police Department.. Skamania County Sheriff.. Port Angeles Police Department.. Snohomish County Sheriff.. Port of Seattle Police Department.. Spokane County Sheriff.. Prosser Police Department.. Stevens County Sheriff.. Pullman Police Department.. Thurston County Sheriff.. Puyallup Police Department.. Wahkiakum County Sheriff.. Redmond Police Department.. Walla Walla County Sheriff.. Ridgefield Police Department.. Whitman County Sheriff.. Sammamish Police Department.. Yakima County Sheriff.. Snohomish Police Department.. South Bend Police Department.. Aberdeen Police Department.. South Snohomish County Narcotics Task Force.. Arlington Police Department.. Stanwood Police Sheriff.. Auburn Police Department.. Stillaguamish Police Department.. Bainbridge Island Police Department.. Sultan Police Department.. Bellevue Police Department.. Toppenish Police Department.. Bellingham Police Department.. Town of Woodway Police Department.. Bothell Police Department.. Tulalip Police Department.. Brier Police Department.. Vancouver Police Department.. Centralia Police Department.. Washougal Police Department.. Chewalah Police Department.. Woodinville Police Department.. Cle Elum/Roselyn Police Department.. Woodway Police Department.. Covington Police Department.. Washington State Patrol - District 7.. Darrington Police Department.. LOCAL GOVERNMENT PUBLIC HEALTH.. Washington State Association of Counties.. Washington State Association of Local Public Health Officials.. Washington State Public Health Association.. Association of Washington Cities.. Public Health Round Table.. Auburn, City of.. Suburban Cities Association of King County.. Bellingham, City of.. Kirkland, City of.. Bothell, City of.. Kitsap County.. Bremerton, City of.. Kitsap Public Health Board.. Burien, City of.. Kitsap Public Health District.. Chelan County.. Kittitas County Public Health Department.. Clallam County Board of Health.. Lacey, City of.. Clark County.. Lake Forest Park, City of..  ...   Association of Washington.. Washington East Asian Medicine Association.. Institute for Neurotoxicology.. Washington HIV/AIDS Community.. Neurological Disorders.. Advocacy Network (WHACAN).. King County Community Organizing.. Washington Poison Center.. Program Core Advisory Board.. Washington Private Duty Association.. Kitsap County Substance Abuse.. Washington State Association of.. Advisory Board.. Occupational Health Nurses.. Kitsap Mental Health Services.. Washington State Hospice Palliative.. Klickitat County Coalition Against.. Care Organization.. Substance Abuse.. Washington State Long-Term Care.. Lifelong Aids Alliance.. Ombudsman.. Lincoln County Alcohol/Drug Center.. Washington State Medical Association.. March of Dimes.. Washington State Nurses Association.. North Pierce County Community Coalition.. Washington State Psychological Association.. PHARMACIES, ASSOCIATIONS,.. WORKING FAMILY CITIZEN'S GROUPS.. AARP, Washington.. Jim's Pharmacy, Sequim.. Association of Northwest Pharmacies.. League of Women Voters of Washington.. Association of Western.. Retired Public Employees Council of.. Pulp Paper Workers.. Washington.. Bartell Drugs.. Washington State Council of Fire Fighters.. CHS Pharmacy North.. Washington State Labor Council.. Group Health Cooperative.. Washington State Parent Teacher Association.. International Association of EMTs.. Washington State Recycling Association.. and Paramedics.. Washington State Senior Citizens' Lobby.. WATER AND WASTEWATER AGENCIES.. Alderwood Water Wastewater District.. Pacific Water Systems.. Aquarius Utilities.. Peninsula Light.. Asotin County Public Utility District.. Sallal Water Association.. Clearwater Utility Services LLC.. Skagit County Public Utility District.. Consolidated Irrigation District.. Snohomish County Public Utility District.. Eastsound Sewer Water District.. Tacoma Water.. Eastsound Water Users Association.. Thurston County Water Wastewater Utilities.. GPM Water Systems.. Thurston Public Utility District.. Jefferson County Public Utility District.. Washburn Waterworks.. King Water Management Treatment.. Washington Association of Sewer and.. Services Inc.. Water Districts.. Kitsap Public Utility District.. Washington Public Utilities.. Manchester Water District.. Districts Association.. Nob Hill Association.. Washington Water Service.. NATURAL RESOURCES WATER QUALITY.. American Rivers.. Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association.. Blue Mountain Audubon.. Panorama Green Team.. Citizens for a Healthy Bay.. People For Puget Sound.. Earth Economics.. San Juan County Water Resource.. Earth Ministry.. Management Committee.. Environment Washington.. Sierra Club Cascade Chapter.. Hama Hama Oyster Company.. Surfrider Foundation.. Hood Canal Environmental Group.. Taylor Shellfish Farms.. Hood Canal Seafood.. The Nature Conservancy.. Island County Water Resources.. Tri-state Steelheaders.. Washington Environmental Council.. Orca Network.. Washington Toxics Coalition.. National Wildlife Federation.. Whidbey Watershed Stewards.. Nisqually River Education Project.. WRIA 8 Salmon Recovery Council.. Northwest Straits Commission.. Zero Waste Washington.. Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association.. _________________________________________________________________________________.. Take Back Your Meds organizations support passage of SB 5234 and.. HB 1370 during the 2011/2012 WA State Legislative Session.. Links to 2011/2012 bill information on the Legislature's web site:.. SB 5234 - Senate version.. /.. HB 1370 - House version.. View summary of 2011/2012 Washington State secure medicine take-back legislation.. Organizations, professional associations, and local governments can join this list of organizations supporting Washington's secure medicine return legislation.. See support resolutions passed by Sheriffs, local governments, and associations.. Resolutions.. The data, information and logo provided on this site is for informational and program identification purposes only.. King County makes no representations or endorsements of the use of its program-related logo, data or information by any other entity or person -- such third-party use does not represent the opinions of King County or any employee thereof.. King County will not be liable for the accuracy of any information used or supplied by third-party use of the program logo, data or information contained in this website..

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  • Title: Poison Prevention Tips — Take Back Your Meds
    Descriptive info: Poison Prevention Tips.. Protect your family from accidental poisoning.. Inventory your medicine cabinet and other places you store your medicines.. Properly dispose of the medicines you no longer need by using a medicine take-back program.. Click here to find a take-back location.. Safely store the medicines you use by keeping them out of reach.. Store medcines in a locked cabinet or.. watch this video on safe storage.. Always use the child-resistant medicine cap - and remember child-resistant caps are.. NOT childproof.. Offer visitors a safe place to keep their medicines out of reach - in a locked cabinet, locked drawer or medicine lock box.. Share medicine safety tips with family and friends.. More  ...   know what "child resistant" means when it comes to a medicine bottle?.. Click here to watch ABC news story.. -.. see how small children can open medicine bottles commonly found in your home.. Medicine or Candy?.. It's often difficult to know which is medicine and which is candy.. Test your knowledge with this quiz from the California Poison Control System.. Click here to take the quiz.. More than 60,000 young children end up in the emergency department every year.. because they got into medicines while their parent or caregiver was not looking.. Put you medicines up and away and out of site.. Click here for tips and downloadable resources on keeping your kids safe..

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  • Title: Temporary Drop-Off Locations — Take Back Your Meds
    Descriptive info: Temporary Drop-Off Locations.. Find out where you can take back unwanted medicines in Washington State.. Current drop-off sites are a temporary solution.. We need a permanent statewide program!.. How can I dispose of my unwanted and expired medicines?.. Ongoing Temporary Take-Back Programs.. For the safety of our kids, families and environment, some law enforcement offices and pharmacies are collecting unwanted medicines from residents until a.. permanent statewide program.. is in place.. Local governments, businesses, individuals and citizen groups are working to create a statewide program paid for by drug companies.. Check here to find a temporary take-back location near you.. What to do when you return your medicines.. Check the.. What Can You Take Back.. list.. to see which items are accepted.. Leave medicines in their original containers and, if you wish, mark out any personal information.. Most law enforcement offices listed here can accept all medicines, including.. controlled substances.. For now,.. pharmacies cannot.. accept.. If you need to dispose of a controlled substance, take it to a participating law enforcement location.. Additional options -.. If you cannot find a convenient location in your county,.. check here for what you can do.. Find Location By.. County.. Filter location results by county.. Any County.. Clallam County.. Cowlitz County.. Jefferson County.. Mason County.. Pacific County.. Pierce County.. Skagit County.. Spokane County.. Whatcom County.. Whitman County.. - Or -.. City.. Filter location results by city.. Any city.. Anacortes.. Arlington.. Auburn.. Battle Ground.. Belfair.. Bellevue.. Bellingham.. Bellingham,.. Bonney Lake.. Bothell.. Brier.. Brush Prairie.. Buckley.. Burien.. Burlington.. Camas.. Castle Rock.. Centralia.. Chehalis.. Cheney.. Darrington.. Dupont.. Eastsound.. Eatonville.. Edgewood.. Edmonds.. Ephrata.. Everett.. Federal Way.. Ferndale.. Fife.. Friday Harbor.. Gig Harbor.. Gold Bar.. Granite Falls.. Issaquah.. Kelso.. Kenmore.. Kent.. Kirkland.. La Center.. La Conner.. Lacey.. Lake  ...   98257.. 98261.. 98271.. 98272.. 98273.. 98275.. 98284.. 98290.. 98292.. 98294.. 98321.. 98327.. 98328.. 98335.. 98339.. 98356.. 98360-9720.. 98361.. 98362.. 98366.. 98368.. 98370.. 98371.. 98372.. 98373.. 98374.. 98382.. 98383.. 98388.. 98390.. 98391.. 98404.. 98405.. 98407.. 98408.. 98409.. 98424.. 98444.. 98466.. 98499.. 98501.. 98502.. 98503.. 98506.. 98528.. 98531.. 98532.. 98576-9900.. 98577.. 98584.. 98589.. 98596.. 98597.. 98604.. 98606.. 98607.. 98611.. 98626.. 98629.. 98631.. 98632.. 98642.. 98660.. 98661.. 98662.. 98664.. 98665.. 98671.. 98674.. 98683.. 98684.. 98685.. 98686.. 98823.. 98848.. 99004.. 99163.. 99201.. 99202.. 99216.. 99223.. View all on one page.. Print.. Locations Found:.. Clallam County Sheriff's Office.. 223 East Fourth St.. , Port Angeles WA 98362 - Clallam County.. Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.. Controlled substance only.. Accepts.. 360-374-5324.. Jim's Pharmacy.. 424 E.. 2nd St.. Monday-Friday 8am-7pm; Saturday 8am-5pm; Sunday 12pm-4 pm.. No.. 360-425-4200.. Sequim Police Department.. 609 W Washington St Suite 16, Sequim WA 98382 - Clallam County.. Monday–Friday 8am to 4:30pm.. 360-683-7227.. Battle Ground Police Department.. 507 SW 1st St.. , Battle Ground WA 98604 - Clark County.. Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.. Controlled substances only.. 360 342-5100.. Fred Meyer Pharmacy - Battle Ground.. 401 NW 12th Ave.. Monday-Friday 9am-9pm; Saturday 9am-7pm; Sunday 10am-6pm.. 360 666-5133.. Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital; The Apothecary.. 2121 NE 139th St.. #310, Vancouver WA 98686 - Clark County.. Monday-Friday 9:30am-5pm.. 360-487-3700.. Mill Plain Medical Pharmacy.. 8614 E Mill Plain Blvd.. , Vancouver WA 98664 - Clark County.. Monday-Friday 9am-6pm; Saturday 9am-3pm.. 360-253-4367.. Southwest Washington Medical Center Outpatient Pharmacy.. 420 NE Mother Joseph Pl.. Monday-Friday 9am-8:30pm; Saturday 10am-8pm; Sunday 10am-8pm.. 360-514-2294.. West Van Materials Recovery Center.. 6601 NW Old Lower River Rd.. , Vancouver WA 98660 - Clark County.. Friday and Saturday, 8am-4pm.. 360-737-1727.. 1302 A St.. , Washougal WA 98671 - Clark County.. Accepts controlled substances only.. 360-835-8701.. Next 10 items.. 19..

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