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  • Avoid Floodwater to Prevent…

    Press release

    Many communities across the state are dealing with flooded areas after the recent storms. The Oklahoma…

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    Press release

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma optometrists today thanked the Legislature and Governor Kevin Stitt for…

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  • EOMC Menu for…

    Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center Menu

    Sunday, May 19 - Spaghetti, Onion Chicken, Carrots, Garlic Bread, & Rolls.

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  • Battling a newer strain of…

    OSU press release

    (STILLWATER, Oklahoma, May 17, 2019) — A new dog flu is making its way across the country.

    The…

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    The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) and the Okmulgee County Health Department are…

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  • Sugarloaf Christian…

    On Saturday May 18, 2019 the Sugarloaf Christian Fellowship from Monroe will be having “Loaded Crazy Fries”…

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  • For the Children: Child…

    By Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy CEO Joe Dorman

    Last Wednesday was Child Advocacy Day at the State Capitol,…

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  • Decorating Wisely: Breaking…

    By Glenda Wise

    Regardless of your style and space, you should always pay attention to the details. It’s time to put…

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  • EOMC OFFERS GREAT FOOD

    Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center is a great place to come eat breakfast or lunch.

    They offer a great food bar as well as…

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  • OSDH Provides Tips to Avoid…

    Press release

    During storm season, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reminds residents that flooding can…

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    EOMC announces "Not so New"…

    EOMC is happy to introduce their “not so new” employees

    Poteau, OKLAHOMA - Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center in…

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  • OSDH Encourages Review of…

    Press release

    Oklahoma has not experienced any confirmed cases of measles in 2019, but with numerous cases in…

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  • It’s official; ribeye…

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    A bill naming the ribeye as Oklahoma’s official state steak has been signed into law. Sen. Casey…

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  • Prevention of Illness and…

    Press release

    The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reminds residents to take safety precautions when cleaning…

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  • Grayson Wise and her Art Exhibit

    Decorating Wisely: OU Art…

    By Glenda Wise

    This past weekend when we were in Oklahoma City for the marathon, I had the privilege of getting to…

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Poteau Police Department taking back unwanted prescription drugs April 27 at Poteau Wal- Mart Supercenter Pharmacy Featured

Written by  Sunday, 21 April 2019 23:50
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Poteau, Oklahoma – On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Poteau Police Department, Regional Prevention Coordinators, Choctaw Nation, and the Health & Wellness Center in partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 17th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

 

Bring your pills for disposal to the Walmart Supercenter at 3108 N. Broadway St., Poteau OK., (Sites cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

 


Last fall Americans turned in nearly 460 tons (more than 900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners.

 

Overall, in its 16 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in almost 11 million pounds—nearly 5,500 tons—of pills.


This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.

 

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet.

 

In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.


For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 27 Take Back Day event, go to www.DEATakeBack.com

 

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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