National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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A group of different organizations have come together to sponsor National Prescription Take-Back Day in Northeast Louisiana this Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 am - 2 pm. Everyone is encouraged to bring their outdated perscription drugs, especially narcotics, in order to properly dispose of them.

The drop-off sites include: Super 1 Foods - Bastrop, Ruston, Monroe, and West Monroe; Brookshire's - Monroe, West Monroe, and Farmerville; and La. State Police, Troop F - Monroe. 

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Generation Rx at the University of Louisiana at Monroe is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Children's Coalition of Northeast Louisiana for National Drug Takeback Day on October 27, 2018. Collection sites are available at the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day website.

Diminishing Opioid Access Through Nation-Wide Take Back

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About 60-70% of teens say medicine cabinets at home are their source for drugs. Mary Barrios, healthy living coordinator at the Children's Coalition for Northeast Louisiana, encourages parents to be more responsible with prescription medications in the home. 

Barrios says the best way to combat prescription drug abuse is to dispose expired or unused medications. With National Prescription Take-Back Day around the corner, parents and professionals will be able to push-back against the opioid epidemic by leading by example. 

Take Advantage of Take Back Day

Oct 25, 2017
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The Children's Coalition is partnering with the University of Louisiana Monroe's School of Pharmacy to help promote the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, October 28. There will be multiple places across the area to drop off unused or expired medication for proper disposal from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.

The aim of the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is to get harmful substances out of the hands of children and adults that could abuse them, as well as keeping the drugs from potentially polluting the environment. 

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Apr 25, 2017
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Saturday April 29th is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The Northeast Louisiana Children's Coalition is partnering with the University of Louisiana Monroe's Pharmacy Program to provide eight locations for the community to take back expired, unwanted, and potentially harmful prescription drugs. 

The eight locations where the community can take back their unwanted prescription drugs are spread throughout Ouachita, Lincoln, and Union Parish. 

Monroe: