5:18pm

Fri April 26, 2013
Health and Welfare

April 27th is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Dump your unwanted prescription drugs this Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which in the past has coordinated with local law enforcement to haul in more than than 2 million pounds or 1,018 tons of prescription medications.

According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe and convenient way to throw away unwanted or unused drugs, keeping them out of the wrong hands while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications.

This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events or those that have accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs since the last event to safely dispose of them. Click here to find the nearest collection site and here to learn more about the DEA initiative.