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1 Disposal & Safe Storage Strategies Disposal & Safe Storage GASoAS: Building Community Capacity to Prevent Rx Drug Abuse…1

2 Secure Disposal of Rx & OTC Drugs Convenient/Environmentally Safe Drug Disposal 5/21/2013Georgia Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Initiative Training2 Four methods of Disposal Drug Collection Unit DEA National Take Back Initiative Envelope Mail back FDA Disposal Disposal & Safe Storage 2GASoAS: Building Community Capacity to Prevent Rx Drug Abuse…

3 Secure Disposal of Drugs Provide, promote, & use convenient, secure & environmentally responsible Rx & OTC drug disposal programs to help decrease the supply of unused or out of date drugs in the home and on the street. 5/21/2013Georgia Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Initiative Training3 Disposal & Safe Storage 3GASoAS: Building Community Capacity to Prevent Rx Drug Abuse…

4 Drug Collection Unit Secure - Effective controls against diversion Discretion of Law Enforcement Safe and effective [Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010]. Disposal & Safe Storage 4GASoAS: Building Community Capacity to Prevent Rx Drug Abuse…

5 Proper Drug Disposal Scratch out all identifying information No friendly favors Environmentally safe Disposal & Safe Storage 5GASoAS: Building Community Capacity to Prevent Rx Drug Abuse…

6 Central Location The DEA sponsors the National Take Back Days For more information visit: DEA National Take Back Initiative Disposal & Safe Storage 6GASoAS: Building Community Capacity to Prevent Rx Drug Abuse…

7 Envelope Mail Back Disposal & Safe Storage 7GASoAS: Building Community Capacity to Prevent Rx Drug Abuse…

8 8 FDA Disposal in Household Trash NO Drug Disposal? Follow these steps: Go to 1.Mix drugs with kitty litter or used coffee grounds in a zip lock bag (no crushing of tablets or capsules) 2.Seal plastic bag 3.Place in the trash Disposal & Safe Storage GASoAS: Building Community Capacity to Prevent Rx Drug Abuse…

9 Safe Storage If you or someone you know has a gun(s) or other dangerous weapons in the home, where & how do you or they store those weapons? What about the Rx & OTC drugs; should they be treated with the same care & caution? How are they stored? Disposal & Safe Storage GASoAS: Building Community Capacity to Prevent Rx Drug Abuse…9

10 If someone was looking for or took Rx drugs from your home would you know? Why not be sure that your Rx & OTC drugs stay where they are supposed to be? Safe Storage Disposal & Safe Storage 10GASoAS: Building Community Capacity to Prevent Rx Drug Abuse…

11 Safe Storage Lock them Up! In a Rx & OTC Drug Safe secured to the back of your cabinet with a lock! Disposal & Safe Storage 11GASoAS: Building Community Capacity to Prevent Rx Drug Abuse…


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