DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Do you have expired or unused prescription medications in your medicine cabinet? Each year millions of prescription medications are misused, and often obtained from friends and family. Safely dispose of your unwanted medications at the next National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 27, 2019 from 10 AM to 2 PM! Visit DEATakeBack.com to find a location site near you and learn more about Drug Take-Back Day. Previous National Drug Take-Back Day events have collected an average of over 400 tons of medications at over 5,000 sites nationwide.

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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