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UCO to Host Prescription Drug Takeback Community Event, Oct. 25

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Oct. 17, 2019

Media Contact: Sarah Ward, Communications and Marketing Coordinator, UCO University Communications, 405-974-2106,

UCO to Host Prescription Drug Takeback Community Event, Oct. 25

The University of Central Oklahoma’s Health Promotion program, part of its Center for Counseling and Well-Being, will host a public Prescription Drug Takeback from 10 a.m.-1p.m. Oct. 25, at the north side of the Wellness Center, located off University Drive on the north side of Central’s campus.

Community members are encouraged to drop off their unwanted, unused or expired prescription medications for safe, proper disposal. Participants can drive up to the north side of the Wellness Center and an event staff member will meet them at their car window to collect the medication. No syringes, inhalers or liquids will be accepted.

“We want to welcome anyone and everyone to safely dispose of their prescription drugs to not only ensure proper disposal of medications to prevent potential misuse of prescription drugs,” said Carlie Stout Deatherage, M.P.H., Central’s assistant director of health promotion.

UCO Health Promotion has partnered with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, OU Physicians, DCCCA, Inc., Substance Use Prevention Alliance (SUPA) and UCO Police for the takeback event.

For more information, contact UCO Health Promotion at