DEA event has resulted in safe collection and destruction of 2,762 tons of unused prescription drugs
Get ready to raid your medicine chests: Saturday, April 30, is National Prescription Drug Take Back day from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at a location near you!
Medicines that languish in home storage are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. This event, held annually by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, provides a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for their abuse. Studies show that many abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.
Flushing prescription drugs down the toilet or throwing them away are both potential safety and health hazards and can pollute the environment.
Collection sites in every local community can be found by going to www.dea.gov.