April 21, 2016

DEA Announces National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Drug Enforcement Administration announced the 11th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will take place on April 30th from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

As with the previous nine Take-Back events, sites will be set up nationwide so local residents can return their unwanted or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal. From 2010-2014, DEA officials said more than 2,000 tons of unwanted medication were collected.

Community collection sites can be found by visiting dea.gov. The site will be continuously updated with new take-back locations.

Coalitions can download materials to help promote your local event.

Do you have a permanent drop box or two in your community? List your locations for the public to find to use on non-Take Back Days at the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) website at rxdrugdropbox.org.

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