National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 27th

The 6th annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is this Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Drug Enforcement Agency will sponsor the collection day along with state and local officials who hope to draw attention to the growing problem of prescription drug abuse.

Prescription drug abuse is reaching epidemic proportions in our country, and affecting people from all demographics and economic backgrounds. With that in mind, the DEA program goal is two-fold: one, to allow the public to safely remove unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs from their homes; and two, to educate the public about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

In the first five years of this program, more than 1 ton of prescription drugs were safely destroyed and removed from access by someone for whom the medication was never intended.

Collection sites are located throughout the country. Click on this link to find the closest Take-Back collection site near you. www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov