The Coalition for Orcas Youth will be hosting a prescription drug take-back event on April 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Key Bank drive-thru, 487 Main Street in Eastsound. This event is for the public to dispose of unused or expired prescription medication in a safe and easy way. Prescription and over-the-counter medications will be accepted. Medications can remain in their original containers and labels do not need to be removed. Medications not in their original containers will be accepted too.
This take-back event will be a drive-through event with all participants required to be masked and physically distanced. The Coalition for Orcas Youth is supporting a campaign from the Washington State Health Care Authority, called Starts with One. This campaign informs and educates young adults, their parents, and older adults about the dangers of prescription drug misuse and the importance of safe storage, and disposal of prescription opioids.
For more information about the HCA Starts with One campaign, visit www.getthefactsrx.com.