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Grainger Today Reporter
BEAN STATION– Bean Station Town Hall and Okie’s II Pharmacy in Blaine were both drop off/take-back destinations for a drug take-back event that took place Saturday, October 28.
According to the “Count It, Lock It, Drop It” team, the number of people who are aware of the safety precautions of medication disposal has increased from the previous year, as has the number of people who reported taking their medications to a drop box/take-back event.
It has officially been a year since C.L.D. took its program statewide, thanks to a grant from the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation. “It’s been a great year of growth and increased awareness of the program,” said the team. There are two permanent boxes in Grainger County.
They are located at the Grainger County Sheriff’s Department, 270 Justice Center Drive, Rutledge and at the Bean Station Police Department, 758 Main Street, Bean Station.