First-Ever Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

September 6, 2010 · 1 comment

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DEA Heads First-Ever Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day –  National Take-Back Initiative

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and government, community, public health, and law enforcement partners are holding a nationwide prescription drug “take-back” day. On September 25, 2010, collection sites around the country will take any expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for safe, legal, and environmentally friendly disposal.

I checked my zip code the closest locations were at least a 40 minute drive.  Which is surprising that the county I live in does not have a location and it is not a remote area.  I doubt I would drive that far for a couple bottles of pills, if I had any to discard.  Maybe they are continuing to  add locations. Click this link to find a collection prescription take back  site near you.

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1 Angie Laub September 29, 2010 at 1:12 pm

We participated in this. After playing the medication game trying to figure out which meds my daughter needed we had quite the collection. I always keep all medications locked up in a safe that is bolted in my pantry but it was so full we couldn’t find anything. I have heard that many police stations and/or city offices are offering this service all the time, you may want to ask.

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