Tag: DEA

California’s Drug Take Back Nets Largest Haul in U.S.

Californians dropped off 37 tons of unwanted medications during the thirteenth National Prescription Take Back Day on April 29 – netting the largest haul out of any state in the country. California also boasted the most drop-off locations and the third highest number of law enforcement partners when compared to all 50 states. During the collection,…

DEA Launches Program to Educate Youth about Prescription Drug Abuse

In an effort to curb the growing national opioid and heroin epidemic, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has launched an educational program for middle- and high-school students called “Operation Prevention.” According to the Centers for Disease Control, 78 people die every day in the U.S. because of prescription opioid overdose. Prescription opioid abuse often…

National Drug Take Back is Saturday, April 30

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,…