OBN Accepting Expired Prescription Drugs Saturday In Green Country

Friday, July 9th 2010, 3:25 pm
By: News On 6

By Lori Fullbright, The News On 6

TULSA, OK -- If you have outdated prescription drugs, you can turn them in at five Drug Warehouse locations on Saturday.

The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and USA Drug Corporation are sponsoring the drug take back event, along with police departments in Jenks, Bixby, Owasso, Broken Arrow and Tulsa County.

The program is better than throwing your drugs away or flushing them, where they can be found or hurt the water supply.

Getting rid of them protects children or elderly citizens who might take them by mistake. It can also protect you because some drugs turn toxic after a long period of time.

The key though is to stop teenagers from using them to get high.

"These kids take all these pharmaceutical drugs put them in a big bowl and have a party and they grab a handful, said David Hale, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics. "And don't know if they're blood pressure medicine or analgesics for pain for cholesterol, they just think it'll make them high, so they wash it down with alcohol, which can kill you."

You can drop off your prescription medications at the following Drug Warehouse locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday:

  • 6336 East 4th Place, Tulsa, OK
  • 714 West Main, Jenks, OK
  • 11650 East 86th Street North, Owasso, OK
  • 1205 East Kenosha, Broken Arrow, OK
  • 12037 S. Memorial, Bixby, OK