Congressman Greg Walden

Representing the 2nd District of Oregon

Greg Walden announces Oregon collection sites for excess opioids, prescription pills

October 19, 2017
Press Release

Greg Walden announces Oregon collection sites for excess opioids, prescription pills

Part of DEA’s “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day” initiative to combat opioid epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Continuing his efforts to combat the opioid epidemic in Oregon, Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) today announced collection sites in Oregon for the disposal of excess opioid and prescription medications. The announcement is part of the DEA's “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day” initiative on Saturday, October 28, which gives people across the country the opportunity to help address opioid abuse in their communities. Full details on collection sites in Oregon's Second Congressional District are included below.

 “The DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day provides a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of excess prescription drugs, while also providing an opportunity to raise awareness of the opioid crisis and to educate our friends, family members, and neighbors about the potential for abuse of medications,” said Walden.  “Here in Oregon, more people died last year from drug overdoses than from car accidents. I hope you’ll join me on this Take Back Day as we work together to make our communities safer.”

 This initiative comes as Walden’s Energy and Commerce Committee recently announced a hearing for next Wednesday, October 25, on the crisis. As Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Walden is at the forefront of the Congressional response to opioid abuse. For more information on the Committee’s recent efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, please click here.

 DEA “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day” collection site in Oregon – Saturday, October 28, 2017

Southern Oregon

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Jackson County

Where: Medford City Hall, 411 W 8th Street, Medford, 97501

When: 10:00am – 2:00pm PST

Organizing Participant: Medford Police Department

Josephine County

Where: Josephine County Sheriff’s Office, 1901 NE F Street, Grants Pass, 97526

When: 10:00am – 2:00pm PST

Organizing Participant: Josephine County Sheriff’s Office

Klamath County

Where: Klamath Falls Police Department, 2501 Shasta Way, Klamath Falls, 97601

When: 10:00am – 2:00pm PST

Organizing Participant: Klamath Falls Police Department

Deschutes County

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Where: Walgreens, 2727 NE Highway 20, Bend, 97701

When: 10:00am – 2:00pm PST

Organizing Participant: Bend Police Department

 

Wasco & Hood River Counties

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Where: The Dalles City Hall, 313 Court Street, The Dalles, 97058

When: 10:00am – 2:00pm PST

Organizing Participant: The Dalles Police Department

Umatilla County

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Where: Hermiston Police Department, 330 South 1st Street, Hermiston, 97838

When: 10:00am – 2:00pm PST

Organizing Participant: Hermiston Police Department

Baker County

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Where: Baker City Police Department, 1768 Auburn Avenue, Baker City, 97814

When: 10:00am – 2:00pm PST

Organizing Participant: Baker City Police Department

Malheur County

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Where: Ontario Police Department, 444 SW 4th Street, Ontario 97914

When: 10:00am – 2:00pm 

Organizing Participant: Ontario Police Department

 

For a complete listing of the DEA's collection sites for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on October 28, please click here.

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