National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: For Healthy People and Water

Saturday, April 28th is the 4th annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

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The aim of this initiative is to encourage the proper disposal of expired or unused prescription medications. Improperly discarded medications often end up in the hands of children and drug abusers, as well as in our waterways, contaminating our drinking water.

Last year’s Take-Back Day brought in over 377,000 pounds of unwanted or expired medications.

Find a collection site near you by using the Collection Site Locator.

If you or someone you love is afflicted by drug addiction, visit Vitals to find an Addiction Medicine Specialist near you.

Source: www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov