National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

April 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

It’s springtime and you know what that means – spring cleaning — including your medicine cabinet! The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is asking each and every one of us to clean out our medicine cabinets — and dispose of expired, unused, or unwanted prescription medications.

To this end, the DEA has announced that this Saturday, April 28, 2012 to be National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

One of the main reasons for the program is to give people another way to prevent pill abuse and theft, and to minimize unused drugs inadvertently ending up in the water supply.

The 2012 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is the 4th time for conducting the event. All three prior events were highly successful, with the public safely disposing of nearly 500 tons of medications.

To find a collection site in your area, head over to the DEA’s website and enter your zip code.

Pharmacy Headquarters Blog (PharmacyHeadquarters.com) Editorial Staff  Copyright 2012 – All rights reserved

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