Pharmacy to host National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
By 460th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published April 23, 2014
Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. -- The Buckley Pharmacy will be partnering with law enforcement agencies from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26 near the Buckley Commissary during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, providing a safe way of disposing expired, unwanted or dangerous drugs stored at home.
The service aims to provide a convenient and responsible way of disposing of prescription drugs that could be abused or contaminate the environment.
During the Drug Enforcement Agency's last take-back day in October 2013, Americans disposed of more than 647,211 pounds of prescription drugs. The last seven take-back days have collected more than 3.4 million pounds of unused medication.
Prescription and over-the-counter solid dosage drugs, tablets and capsules are accepted, but intravenous solutions, injectable medications and needles are not. As a reminder, possession of any controlled substance by a military member without a valid medical prescription is punishable under Article 112a, Uniform Code of Military Justice. Additionally, civilians are subject to prosecution in federal court for violating 18 U.S.C. 844 if they possess a controlled substance on Buckley AFB without a valid medical prescription.
For more information, or to get involved, call 720-847-6049.