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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: Saturday, April 25

Dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs on Saturday, April 25 during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
Saturday, April 25, 2020, marks the 19th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day offers a biannual avenue to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs in a safe, responsible, and convenient way. 

The majority of prescription drug misuse starts with individuals using a medication not prescribed for them.  Safely disposing of unused and potentially addictive drugs helps to save lives by ensuring that such medications are not stolen and misused. 

During National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, temporary collection sites are set up in local communities throughout the country for safe disposal of prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous. During the last Take Back Day on October 26, 2019, nearly 900,000 pounds of unwanted medications were collected from around 6,170 collection sites nationwide. To date, the program has collected over 12,000,000 pounds of disposed prescription medications. 

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Saturday, April 25, 2020 
10:00 AM-2:00 PM


Visit t​akebackday.dea.gov to find a collection site near you, download educational materials, and more.

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