Friday, October 13, 2017

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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The Drug Enforcement Administrative (DEA) has announced another opportunity for consumers to dispose of unneeded and expired prescription drugs during the 14th DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which will be held Saturday, October 28, 2017. On this day, from 10 AM to 2 PM, thousands of temporary collection sites will be available across the country to accept unneeded prescription drugs, including CS, for safe and legal disposal. To date, DEA’s Take-Back Day initiative has collected a combined total of more than 900,000 pounds of unneeded medications, helping to prevent diversion, misuse, and abuse of the drugs. Follow this link to find the site in your area for drug disposal.

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) AWARXE® Prescription Drug Safety Program encourages consumer participation in DEA Take-Back Day events and provides information about the importance of safe drug disposal in helping to curb prescription drug abuse rates. Consumers who are unable to participate in the DEA Take-Back Day can find locations of permanent drug disposal sites using AWARXE’s Drug Disposal Locator Tool.

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