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Public Disposes of Medications Safely on “Take Back Tuesday”

Medicines will be incinerated after being collected

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Cass Public Health had a place for people to dump their over-the-counter and prescription medications as part of “Take Back Tuesday.” Not only is it a way to make sure your medicine doesn’t end up in the wrong hands, but it’s also better for the environment. “First, it’s good for the environment. We don’t want them…

West Fargo Police Department Hosts Drug Take Back Day

Their first event collected more than 200 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs

WEST FARGO, ND — The West Fargo Police Department is helping get rid of expired, unwanted and unused medications. They took part in a drug take back event. They are in conjunction with Fargo Cass Public Health as part of a grant they received from the Department of Human Services. Their first event collected more than 200 pounds of unwanted…

International Overdose Awareness Day Celebrating Life in Fargo

These 144 pairs of shoes represent the amount of people that die from this disease every day in the United States

FARGO, ND — ReGroup is honoring International Overdose Awareness Day by celebrating life. People are participating in rallies all over the country and the Fed Up Rally! is happening here in Fargo. A bell rings every ten minutes to signify another person who has died from opioids and prescription drugs. “The struggle is real. Addiction is a struggle,” said Sarah…

Blue Ribbon Commission Hosting Drug Take Back Day

  FARGO, ND — Area mayors will host a prescription drug take back to help set back opioid addiction. The Mayors’ Blue Ribbon Commission is set to host the take back on Tuesday from 1:00 to 6:30p.m. at Fargo Cass Public Health’s parking lot. This allows anyone with expired or unwanted prescription medication to dispose of it safely and help…

Why Your Veterinarian May Send You to the Pharmacy

Some medications are not available for pick up at the vet

NORTH DAKOTA — Pet owners are being sent to the pharmacy instead of their vet to get medications As of April 1st, the North Dakota Board of Pharmacy has enforced stricter laws when it comes to some medications. Specifically, compound medications, or dispensing a drug in a different form. “There was no allowance for the veterinarian previous to us creating…

Prescription Drug Take Back Day Locations in the Red River Valley

Here in the metro, you can drop off pills at the Moorhead Police Department and Clay County Sheriff's Office

  RED RIVER VALLEY — Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the United States and in Minnesota. This Saturday is National Prescription Take Back Day. From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. law enforcement agencies are providing safe disposal of unused or expired prescription drugs. Here in the metro, you can drop off pills at the Moorhead…