Household prescription take back day, April 28

By: April 27th, 2012 Email This Post Print This Post

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is sponsoring National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will occur in various locations nationwide Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

“This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications,” according to the National Take-Back Initiative web page.

“Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse,” says the DEA, and additionally, “Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.”

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is for households only. Drugs from businesses and healthcare facilities are not included.

Click here to find a Take-Back location near you.





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