On Saturday, September 26, 2015, ASAP of Anderson County partnered with Clinton Police Department, Oak Ridge Police Department, Anderson County Sheriff’s Department, and the DEA to hold Operation Rx in Anderson County as part of the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.  ASAP coalition volunteers, South College School of Pharmacy students and law enforcement officers collected medicine at both Oak Ridge and Clinton Police Departments; accepting unused medication of all kinds.  Medicine collected during the event will be properly disposed of in a safe and environmentally friendly way.

Operation Rx is and ongoing program set up to give all members of the community a safe and convenient way to dispose of unused or expired medication.  Saturday’s event had a great response collecting over 60 pounds of medicine.   Throughout the last year Operation Rx has been able to safely dispose of over 2,000 pounds of unused medication that citizens dropped off at one of the 5 permanent medicine disposal bins located in the county at Clinton Police Department, Norris Police Department, Oak Ridge Police Department, Oliver Springs Police Department and Rocky Top Police Department. ASAP is also pleased to be partnering with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office to bring this project’s success to neighboring Morgan County.   Operation Rx creates a convenient way to dispose of unused medication that is environmentally conscious.

To learn more about ASAP of Anderson County or with questions about the Operation Rx project please call 865-457-3007 or visit ASAPofAnderson.org

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