Rx Drug Safety

An Opioid Safety Coalition for Placer and Nevada Counties

Placer-Nevada Rx Drug Safety Coalition is a non-profit organization that focuses on opioid prescription safety and increasing the awareness of local resources for the opioid crisis in Placer and Nevada Counties.

Our goal is to tackle the growing problem of opioid overdose and misuse in Placer and Nevada Counties by gathering multiple stakeholders to assess and create solutions focusing on the three federal priority areas: safe prescribing practices, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and increasing access to naloxone.

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Drug Safety Spotlight -

Previous DEA Medication Takeback Day, October 28, 2023

  • 1266 Placer County residents dropped off medications at our 9 DTB sites during the Drug Take Back event on Oct. 28th across the county.
  • 3689 pounds of medications were collected (this total includes the permanent boxes from Placer County Sheriff’s Office)
  • 109,518 pounds total collected and removed by our county during our drop off events since Fall 2010.

Missed DEA Takeback Day? Do not wait until the next one to dispose of your medications. View the flyer below for information about how to dispose of your unwanted medications year-round, and visit our map of disposal sites to find a location to dispose safely near you!

Join the Coalition Today

Placer-Nevada Rx Drug Safety Coalition is always looking for members to get involved in our coalition. Our strength comes from our amazing partners who serve our community relentlessly! Our coalition has seven action teams which focus on different areas to address the opioid crisis in both Placer and Nevada Counties.

Action Teams

Reach out to rxdrugsafety@gmail.com to get signed up for our coalition email list, or click here to view our meeting flyer which includes links to get signed up!

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Welcome to the
Placer-Nevada Rx Drug Safety Coalition!

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