October Drug Take-Back Day

Mark your calendars for the 18th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on October 26th, 2019 from 10am-2pm! In 2018, 9.9 million Americans misused prescription pain medications, most often taking medications from a family member. This event is an opportunity for people to safely and easily return unused or unwanted medications to help prevent these substances from getting into the wrong hands.

There are exceptions to what medications can be returned. Do not bring illicit drugs, such as marijuana, heroin, or LSD. Insulin syringes and inhalers are also not accepted at take back locations, due to an unintended puncture or possible explosion risk.

Accepted medications include prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, supplements, and herbals in tablet, capsule, ointment, or patch form. Liquid medications may not be accepted at all locations. Removing personally identifiable information on prescription bottles is recommended but is not required.

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

If you cannot make it to the scheduled event, use the DEA’s collection site locator to find approved disposal locations in your area year-round.


Posted October 2019

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