DEA Drug Take-Back Day

Mark the calendar because October 27, 2018 from 10 AM to 2 PM is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day! Each year thousands of unwanted prescription medications are left in medicine cabinets or thrown away and end up in the wrong hands. This event will allow YOU to take part in keeping the community safe by responsibly disposing of your unwanted medications.

Visit to find a location site near you and learn more about Drug Take-Back Day.

Certain medication that cannot be taken at the collection sites are liquids, needles, sharps, and anything that can be pressurized such as inhalers. Examples of medicine that can be taken at collection sites are any over-the-counter drugs and controlled or noncontrolled medications in tablet, capsule, or patch form.

If you cannot make it to the scheduled event to dispose your medication, you can use the DEA’s collection site locator to find authorized collectors in your area all year-round.


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