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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – October 29th

The US Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA’s) semiannual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is scheduled for Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day 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.

Unused prescription medications can be dropped at local collection sites. Note that sites cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, but can only accept pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last spring, Americans turned in more than 720,000 pounds of prescription drugs at nearly 5,144 collection sites. DEA, in conjunctions with its law enforcement partners, has now collected nearly 16 million pounds of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medications since the inception of the National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative in 2010. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.

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