PLACER-NEVADA RX DRUG SAFETY COALITION - PNCMS

PLACER-NEVADA COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY


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  • 4220 Rocklin Rd, Suite 5
    Rocklin, Placer
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  • Business Line
    916-258-2302

In case of a medical emergency call 911 immediately. The Placer-Nevada Rx Drug Safety Coalition is a source of naloxone. Naloxone is a medication used to rapidly reverse opioid overdose. It can reverse and block the effects of opioids such as such as heroin, fentanyl, morphine, codeine, and oxycodone. Administered when a patient is showing signs of opioid overdose, naloxone’s overdose reversal is a temporary treatment and its effects do not last long. So call 911 immediately after administering/receiving naloxone (NARCAN is a brand of naloxone). Naloxone is easy to learn to administer and is an important drug safety resource. We can provide technical assistance for your organization to receive your own supply of NARCAN as well.

See a (non-exhaustive) list of locations for Placer-Nevada County Naloxone Access here: https://www.scmfoundation.org/Portals/0/Naloxone%20Near%20You%20April%202022.pdf

More info here: https://www.scmfoundation.org/Programs/Rx-Drug-Safety/Treatment-Naloxone

Our coalition hosts bi-monthly coalition meetings where community members and professionals can come for opioid and other drug safety education. Our coalition is always expanding and looking for new partners.

The Placer-Nevada Rx Drug Safety Coalition provides information about locations for safe prescription drug medication disposal. These are permanent locations which can be utilized throughout the year during the site’s business hours. For a map of disposal locations, visit our website at https://www.scmfoundation.org/Programs/Rx-Drug-Safety/Drug-Takeback
For frequently asked questions such as… 
  • What can go in bins?
  • How do I properly dispose of medications?
  • Where can I find more information about the drug takeback program?
  • What if I have additional questions?
We recommend contacting us at rxdrugsafety@gmail.com, calling us at 916-258-2302, or contacting the specific site prior to drop-off. For more information about the Department of Healthcare Services (DHCS) California Drug Take-Back program, visit www.dontrushtoflush.org.

We are part of a network of care which can help link you to substance abuse treatment and support, including Medication Assisted Treatment or MAT-waivered physicians in the community. 

Fentanyl Test Strips
Yuba Harm Reduction Collective gives out free Narcan and fentanyl test strips. Call 530-362-8163 or email them at info@yubaharmreduction.com Website: https://yubaharmreduction.com/