Prescription Drugs

Help prevent prescription drug abuse!

Do you have drugs or medications in your medicine cabinet that you no longer use? Do you know how to properly dispose of them?

Modern medicine has helped many people manage conditions and overcome diseases; however, misuse or abuse of medication is a growing problem within Utah and nationally. This leads to a growing number of serious legal and personal consequences, and in some cases, health complications and even death.

Disposing of these medications can help to save lives and the environment. There are two safest disposal methods are permanent disposal bins, and community take-back events.  Both options are free and just require community members to bring their unused medications to the appropriate site.

Community take-back events are held periodically and postings can be found on local health department websites. Additionally there are permanent community collection sites located throughout the state. There are three pharmacy drop boxes in Utah County at the following locations:

Timpview Pharmacy  1055 North 300 West #201 Provo, UT 84604 Dropbox

American Fork Clinic Pharmacy 98 North 110 East #101 American Fork, UT 84003 Dropbox

Central Orem Clinic pharmacy 505 West 400 North  Orem, UT 84057 Envelope

or take the unused prescriptions to your local police station drop box.

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Prescription Drugs

What Can Be Done About Opioid Painkiller Overprescribing?

Federal government is

  • Supporting states that want to develop programs and policies to prevent prescription painkiller overdose, while ensuring patients’ access to safe, effective pain treatment.
  • Improving patient safety by supplying health care providers with data, tools, and guidance for decision making based on proven practices.
  • Increasing access to mental health and substance abuse treatment through the Affordable Care Act.

States can
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