A prescription drug “Take Back” day will be happening this Saturday in San Francisco as part of a nationwide effort to address prescription drug abuse. On September 25th from 10-2 there will be collection containers set up around the city for pills that are expired, unused, and unwanted.
The event is organized by the SFPD, DEA and other law enforcement agencies. Drop-offs are free and anonymous. There will be no questions asked and there is no need for identifying information on the bottles. Plastic bags will be available at each site.
Hopefully, this will deter people from flushing their pharmaceuticals, which is incredibly bad for the fishes. Take, anti-depressants for instance, which apparently have been blessing male fish with ovaries. Not to mention these drugs are showing up (in small amounts) in drinking water across the country.
They will not be able to accept liquid or patch style meds, intra-venous solutions, needles and inhalers. Also, leave your illicit substances like meth and marijuana at home.
Take Back Locations
Central Police Station, 766 Vallejo Street
Southern Police Station, 850 Bryant Street
Bayview Police Station, 201 Williams Street
Mission Police Station, 630 Valencia Street
Northern Police Station, 1125 Fillmore Street
Park Police Station, 1899 Waller Street
Richmond Police Station, 461 6th Avenue
Ingleside Police Station, 1 Sgt. John V. Young Lane
Taraval Police Station, 2345 24th Avenue
Tenderloin Police Station, 301 Eddy Street