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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day – 4/28/18

Aimed at providing a safe, convenient and anonymous means of disposing of unwanted prescription drugs, the DEA is once again sponsoring its National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, 4/28/18. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, over 6 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. That number, unfortunately, continues to grow....

Prescription Take Back…By the Tons!

This past October 28th, a record number of potentially dangerous prescription drugs were taken in during the 8th annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Held nationwide, the collection of over 450 tons of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for disposal was handled by more than 5,300 collection sites.  Since the programs inception, the DEA has collected more than 4,500 tons of drugs. Aimed at removing all types of unwanted drugs,...