DEA’s 10th National Drug Take-Back Day Set For September 26thEvent will take place from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, September 26th
On Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm local time, communities will team up with law enforcement to host the tenth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be held on September 26th in every state except Pennsylvania and Delaware, where the event will take place on September 12. You can check here
for collection sites in your area.
DEA began hosting National Prescription Drug Take-Back events in 2010. At the previous nine Take-Back Day events, 4,823,251 pounds (2,411 tons) of unwanted, unneeded or expired medications were surrendered for safe and proper disposal. The disposal service is free and anonymous for consumers, with no questions asked. Collection sites and information for every local community can be found by going to www.dea.gov
. This site will be continuously updated with new take-back locations.
Prescription medications play an important role in the health of millions of Americans. However, expired medications or unused drugs often stay in the back of cabinets for months or even years. These expired drugs can pose significant health hazards to toddlers, teens and even family pets who may inadvertently consume medications. Some medications are so potent that even one dose could be fatal if accidentally ingested. Throwing away certain medications in trash cans or flushing them down the toilet can be a safety and health hazard, too.more...