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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Is Saturday, October 28


The drug overdose epidemic in the United States is a clear and present public health, public safety, and national security threat. The US Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day presents an opportunity to help keep Americans safe by encouraging the public to remove unneeded medications from their homes as a measure of preventing medication misuse and opioid addiction from ever starting.

You may turn in unneeded prescription and over-the-counter medication for safe disposal on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, from 10 am – 2 pm, Saturday, October 28. Enter your zip code or county/city/state to see collection sites near you on the DEA’s collection site locator. You may also contact your local police department, hospital, health department, participating grocery, or pharmacy.

Unfortunately, unused, and old prescription medications left in our homes’ medicine cabinets and in our kitchens may find their way into the wrong hands of our toddlers, children, teens, and others.

Disposing of these unneeded medications safely is a helpful way to prevent medication misuse.  Please join the efforts to safely dispose of a record amount of prescription drugs on October 28th for Take Back Day!

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