August 28th to September 3rd is Drug Overdose Awareness Week

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The Governor declares August 28th to September 3rd Drug Overdose Awareness week in Nebraska.

Some of this week's events:
  • August 30th - 7:00 pm Prayer Vigil at Valley Hope of Omaha, 7708 Serum Ave 

What should you do?

Don’t keep leftover medications—instead, learn how to get rid of them the right way. Don't flush leftover medications! Properly dispose of them by returning them to a participating pharmacy.  Or call 1-800-222-1222.

Medication Disposal Locations
Get Rid of Old Medicine, Take It To Your Pharmacy Any DayLincoln Journal Star, 03/20/17
The Take Back ZombiesCommunity Health Partnership of Nemaha County,12/11/16

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About Nebraska MEDS

Nebraska MEDS is a coalition of state and community partners dedicated to educating patients about safe disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medications. In addition to educational work, the coalition supports disposal programs that allow residents to dispose of unused and leftover medications.

Coalition Members

Groundwater Foundation
Lincoln-Lancaster County
Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
Environmental Trust
Nebraska Medical Association Nebraska Pharmacists Association Nebraska Recycling Council Nebraska Regional Poison Center