According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs, and the majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. To help combat this misuse, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is promoting Saturday, April 27, 2019, as the nextNational Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 27th, the public will have the opportunity to rid from their homes potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Dentists and their patients are encouraged to participate.
For more information, refer to the DEA’s website on the National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative, including a search field for local drug collection sites.
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