Douglas County Sheriff's Office


 Justice Building • Roseburg, Oregon 97470 • (541) 440-4450

John Hanlin


Date/Time of Release:  11/08/2012 - 19:00
Contact Person:  Andrea Zielinski  
Contact Number:  541-440-4486  
Subject:  American Medicine Chest Challenge  
Date/Time of Incident:  11/10/2012 - 10:00
Incident Location:  Douglas County  
Case Number:  N/A  
N/A:  N/A

Douglas County to Participate in The American Medicine Chest Challenge

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is a participating agency in the American Medicine Chest Challenge that will take place on November 10, 2012 in communities across the country.

This initiative will challenge Douglas County residents to take the Five-Step American Medicine Chest Challenge:

• Take inventory of your prescription and over-the-counter medicine.
• Secure your medicine chest.
• Dispose of your unused, unwanted, and expired medicine at an American Medicine Chest Challenge Disposal site.
• Take your medicine(s) exactly as prescribed.
• Talk to your children about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in our community, and the easiest way to combat it is to properly dispose of your old medicine. Residents are invited to drop off their expired or unwanted medications at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office located at 1036 SE Douglas Ave, Roseburg. There are also permanent prescription drug collection boxes at Myrtle Creek Police Department, Winston Police Department, Sutherlin Police Department and Reedsport Police Department – please call these departments to see what hours they have available for you to drop off your unneeded medications.

The goal of this Challenge is to inform Douglas County families of the need to dispose of their unused, unwanted, and expired medicine because these excess medicines can be a danger lurking in the family home. The American Medicine Chest 5-Step Challenge will help save the lives of your children. Disposal locations, both permanent and AMCC event day sites, can be found on AmericanMedicineChest.Com or through the AMCC RX Drop Mobile App on the Android or iPhone.

The American Medicine Chest Challenge has gained the national support of PhRMA, the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, The Partnership at DrugFree.Org, and the American College of Emergency Physicians.

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