Dispose of Unused, Unwanted, or Expired Prescription Drugs Safely!
With studies indicating a majority of abused prescription drugs come from family and friends, clearing out unused medications from home medicine cabinets is essential. On April 22, consumers can drop off unwanted medications safely at collection sites participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
Collection sites will be available from on April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To find a location near you, go online to www.deatakeback.com and enter your ZIP code or county, city and state. Collection sites will follow local COVID-19 guidelines and regulations in order to maintain the safety of participants and hosts.
Drug Take Back Day is sponsored nationwide by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The DEA and its partners will collect tablets, capsules, patches, and other solid forms of prescription drugs. Liquids (including intravenous solutions), syringes and other sharps, and illegal drugs will not be accepted.
Consumers also can visit the California State Board of Pharmacy online anytime to find pharmacies offering on-site collection bins and/or envelopes for mailing back unused medications. To find a participating pharmacy near you, go to www.pharmacy.ca.gov, scroll down to “Important Information for Consumers,” and click on Drug Take-Back: Find a Drop-off Location.