Press Release: Greg Walden: Collection Sites On Saturday For Excess Opioids

Continuing to highlight the need for an “all-hands-on-deck” approach to combat the opioid crisis in Oregon, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) today announced collection sites across Oregon’s Second Congressional District for the disposal of excess opioid and prescription medications. Walden’s announcement is part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, April 27. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day gives people across the country the opportunity to help address prescription drug abuse in their communities. Details on collection sites in Oregon’s Second District are included below. 

"Combating the opioid crisis in Oregon requires an all-hands-on-deck approach,” said Walden. “The Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day provides a safe, convenient, and responsible way for people to dispose of excess prescription drugs. This nationwide initiative also provides 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. We lose more than 100 Americans every day to this crisis and, here in Oregon, more people die from drug overdoses than from car accidents. I hope you’ll participate on this Take Back Day as we work together to make our communities safer.”

Walden’s announcement comes just six months after President Trump signed into law the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6), Walden’s landmark legislation to combat the opioid crisis. This bipartisan legislation that was signed into law in October aims to strengthen nationwide efforts to combat the opioid crisis by advancing treatment and recovery initiatives, improving prevention, protecting our communities, and bolstering our efforts to fight deadly illicit synthetic drugs like fentanyl. The SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act represents the largest legislative effort to combat a single drug crisis in history. 

To learn more about this law, please click here.

DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day collection sites across Oregon’s Second Congressional District -- Saturday, April 27

Baker County 

  • Where: Baker County Sheriff’s Office, 3410 K Street, Baker City, OR 97814
  • When: 10:00am -- 2:00pm PST
  • Organizing Participant: Baker County Sheriff’s Office

Deschutes County 

  • Where: Walmart, 300 NW Oak Tree Lane, Redmond, OR 97756
  • When: 10:00am -- 2:00pm PST
  • Organizing Participant: Redmond Police Department

Jackson County 

  • Where: Medford City Hall, 411 West 8th Street, Medford, OR 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, OR 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, OR 97601
  • When: 10:00am -- 2:00pm PST
  • Organizing Participant: Klamath Falls Police Department

Malheur County 

  • Where: Ontario City Hall, 444 SW 4th Street, Ontario, OR 97914
  • When: 10:00am -- 2:00pm PST
  • Organizing Participant: Ontario Police Department

Umatilla County 

  • Where: Hermiston Police Department, 330 South 1st Street, Hermiston, OR 97838
  • When: 10:00am -- 2:00pm PST
  • Organizing Participant: Hermiston Police Department

Wasco/Hood River Counties 

  • Where: Skyline Hospital, 211 NE Skyline Drive, White Salmon, WA 98672
  • When: 10:00am -- 2:00pm PST
  • Organizing Participant: White Salmon Police Department
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