National Take Back Day is October 27

Last Updated: Friday, October 19, 2018

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. National Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. 

The last Take-Back Day brought in almost 1 million pounds of unused or expired prescription medication. This is the largest amount collected since the program began in 2010.

This brings the total amount of prescription drugs collected by DEA since the fall of 2010 to 9,964,714 pounds, or 4,982 tons.

Check DEA's official Take Back Day website for more information and to find year-round collection sites near you.

Quiz: Test your knowledge on proper drug disposal.


Watch the Take-Back day PSA below:

(Watch the Spanish of version of the PSA here)
 


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How Teens Abuse Medicine thumbnailLearn more about the dangers of prescription medications and teens by reading Prescription for Disaster: How Teens Abuse Medicine.

 

 

 

 

How to Properly Dispose of Your Unused MedincesLearn how to properly dispose of prescription medication

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Take back day pamphletCheck out these 'Take Back' day pamphlets in English and in Spanish

 

 

 

 

More information on drug disposal:
http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm101653.htm.

Watch the video, "Safe Medication Disposal" made by the Alliance for Aging Research, below:

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