Fall is a great time to clean out your medicine cabinet. It’s also a way to help keep our communities safe.
On Saturday, October 28, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will hold its National Drug Take Back Day across the country from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event 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 of medications.
Since its inception in 2010, DEA’s bi-annual National Prescription Take Back Day has removed more than 17 million pounds of unnecessary medications from communities across the country – medications that are old, unwanted or expired. These unneeded medications can be a gateway to addiction and have helped fuel the opioid epidemic.
Encourage patients and families to dispose of unused or unneeded prescription medications at a local collection site. Anyone can visit the DEA website and type in their zip code to find the closest participating location.
Learn more about how to safely dispose of unused medications. Download and share this free promotional flyer.