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November 20, 2013
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Douglas County sites accept surplus medications

Various sites around Douglas County accept unwanted or expired prescription medications as part of a campaign to promote safety.

The goal is to prevent drugs from being taken by teens or others who may use them for purposes other than what the prescriber intended. That includes young children who may be at risk of poisoning themselves.

Some sites place restrictions on what they accept. Materials that may not be accepted include hydrogen peroxide, thermometers, needles or syringes, ointments, lotions, liquids and inhalers or other aerosol-pressured devices.

Below is a list of disposal sites for many pills, patches, over-the-counter products, pet medications, vitamins and other supplements.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
1036 S.E. Douglas Ave., Roseburg
Seven days a week, 24 hours a day
Information: 541-440-4450

Myrtle Creek City Hall
207 N.W. Pleasant St.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays
Information: 541-863-5222

Reedsport Police Department
146 N. Fourth St.
Seven days a week, 24 hours a day
Information: 541-271-2100

Sutherlin Police Department
126 E. Central Ave.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays
Information: 541-459-2211

Winston Police Department
201 N.W. Douglas Blvd.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays
Information: 541-679-8706.


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