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National Prescription Drug TAKE BACK DAY, Saturday, April 29, 2017

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, April 29, 2017
10AM to 2PM

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications.

Bring your expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs to a collection station near you!

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.



Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 29 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website