Thursday, April 24, 2014

DEA Take-Back Day Is Saturday, April 26

Consumers will have the opportunity to dispose of unneeded or unwanted medications at a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day collection site on Saturday, April 26, 2014. On this day, from 10 am to 2 pm, consumers may safely dispose of unwanted medications at one of thousands of collection sites coordinated by DEA and provided by law enforcement agencies and community organizations in all 50 states and United States jurisdictions. This is the eighth DEA Drug Take-Back Day. Additional information and a link to the DEA online collection site locator are available on the AWARXE® website.

DEA Take-Back Days are a unique opportunity for consumers to safely and legally dispose of unneeded medications, including prescription controlled substances, such as certain pain medications, since these drugs can only be returned to law enforcement personnel. The take-back service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked. Sites will accept tablets, capsules, and all other solid dosage forms of unwanted medication. Personal information may be blacked out on prescription bottles, or medications may be emptied from the bottles into the bins provided at the events. DEA collected more than 3.4 million pounds of unwanted medication for safe and secure disposal during the previous seven take-back days combined.

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