4/27/22 - Drug Take Back Day Set For Saturday


Time to get rid of unused and outdated prescription drugs.

The Drug Enforcement Administration's 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day takes place Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

DEA Administrator Anne Milgram says, "Disposing of unneeded medications can help prevent drugs from being misused.  Overdose deaths continue to hit tragic record highs and I encourage everyone to dispose of unneeded prescription medications now." 

The bi-annual event offers free, anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide.

Drug overdose deaths are up 16% in the last year, claiming more than 290 lives every day.  A majority of people who misused a prescription medication obtained the medicine from a family member or friend.

A location finder and parner toolbox are available at www.DEATakeBack.com for easy reference to April 30 collection sites.

Year-round receptables are available at more than 13,000 pharmacies, hospitals, police departments, and business.  

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