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JBSA takes back unwanted prescription drugs Sept. 27

By Steve Elliott | JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Public Affairs | Sept. 11, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas — People can help prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at National Prescription Drug Take Back Day locations throughout Joint Base San Antonio.

Three collection sites will be located at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston. The first is at the medical mall in the San Antonio Military Medical Center. The second is at the community pharmacy, located at corner of Scott and Allen Roads, near the main exchange. Another location is available during the Military Retiree Appreciation Day at building 2841 from 8 a.m. to noon.

There will also be collection sites at the JBSA-Randolph Exchange refill pharmacy located in the main exchange. At JBSA-Lackland, the satellite pharmacy, across from the main exchange, will collect medications. The service is free and anonymous.

All pills should be emptied into a zip-lock or plastic bag and only the bag of pills should be brought to the collection site. Medication bottles can be disposed of through local recycling programs.

Additional local "Take Back" locations can be found at http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/.