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Remove the Drug Temptation

Novak Sanitary is dedicated to safety and encourages everyone to clean out unused prescription drugs from their medicine cabinets. 

  • The majority of prescription drug abusers report in surveys
    that they get their drugs from friends and family.

Accidental exposure to medications can be a problem in the United States and it’s often in homes with young children, so it’s important to dispose of expired and old medications in the home as they present an unnecessary health risk. 

  • 8 out of 10 new heroin users began
    by abusing prescription painkillers
    and moved to heroin when they could
    no longer obtain or afford those painkillers.

It’s important, however, you don’t dispose of old medications and drugs in the sewer or in the garbage can – both of those disposal methods can lead to accidental exposure, contaminated water, or intentional misuse.

Below there are year round drop off locations listed as well as a way to look up the Drug Take Back’s event specific locations available on Saturday, April 28th, from 10AM to 2PM.

Year Round Drop Off Locations

In addition to the locations below, you may use the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)’s search utility for Controlled Substance Public Disposal Locations.

City of Sioux Falls Permanent Drop-Off Location
Law Enforcement Center
320 West 4th Street
Sioux Falls, SD
6AM to 10PM, Monday through Friday 
Website

Lewis Southgate Drug
2901 S Minnesota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 

Ameripharm, Inc.
2503 E 54th St N
Sioux Falls, SD 

Lewis Family Drug
104 W Park Ave
Viborg, SD

  Prescription Drug Take Back Day

April 28, 2018 National Drug Take Back Locations

The Drug Enforcement Agency's (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, April 28 from10AM to 2PM, aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Please check back on April 1, 2018 to locate collection sites near you.

Brandon Police Department
304 South Main Avenue
Brandon, SD

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office
Harrisburg City Hall
301 East Willow Street
Harrisburg, SD

To learn more visit the DEA Take Back website.  In 2017, the free and anonymous Drug Take Back event resulted in 912,305 pounds of pills being collected in the United States, and of that number 1,780 pounds were collected in South Dakota.

Americans understand that cleaning out old prescription drugs from medicine cabinets, kitchen drawers, and bedside tables reduces accidents, thefts, and the misuse and abuse of these medicines, including the opioid painkillers that accounted for 20,808 drug overdoses in 2014 (the most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). 


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