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Anchorage Fire Department
Tuesday October 11th, 2016 :: 04:53 p.m. AKDT


Prescription Medication Collection Unit Now Available at Providence Medical Arts Pharmacy

A prescription medication collection unit for the disposal of personal medications that are expired or no longer needed is now available at the Medical Arts Pharmacy in Providence Alaska Medical Center.

The disposal unit is free for public use and available from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays at the Medical Arts Pharmacy, located at 3300 Providence Drive, Suite 101 (B Tower – Entrance #4).

Please note that syringes, hydrogen peroxide, inhalers, aerosol cans and medications from businesses or clinics are not permitted for disposal in the unit. Prescription medications can be deposited in the unit in its original container or by emptying medication into a plastic bag, then disposing of it in the unit.

See the enclosed attachments for further information on Medical Arts Pharmacy's prescription disposal program and a picture of what the unit looks like.

Also a reminder that October 22nd is National Drug Take Back Day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local sites within Anchorage will be announced shortly or you can check the DEA's Office of Diversion Control website to find a location near you as the list is updated:

Anchorage Fire Department
100 E 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-227-9473