‘Drug drop box’ installed in Enumclaw’s Jim’s Pharmacy

Editor’s note: This article has been updated with the correct address for Jim’s Pharmacy.

Home medicine cabinets have become dangerous places these days, as once-beneficial medications are falling – at a growing rate – into the wrong hands.

To help alleviate concerns about unwanted or outdated substances in Enumclaw, a “drug drop box” was recently installed at a local pharmacy. The drop box, similar to those found in communities throughout the U.S., was a project of the Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation.

The drop box was installed inside Jim’s Pharmacy, 3021 Griffin Avenue. The pharmacy is attached to the Enumclaw Medical Center.

The drop box is available to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Anyone can use the box to get rid of unwanted prescription drugs, veterinary medications, medicated ointments and lotions, inhalers and new Epi-pens.

Drop boxes are not intended for needles, syringes, thermometers, IV bags, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, iodine products, radioactive items, mercury products or used Epi-pens.

The drop box was funded through a King County grant that targets prescription drug abuse. The county retains ownership.

Enumclaw is no different than other areas when it comes to unused and unwanted medications; that is, there’s a demand for safe disposal. When the RFWF sponsored a “drug take-back” event recently at the Enumclaw police station, collections weighed in at more than 100 pounds.

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