National Take Back Day is April 28

Last Updated: Monday, April 30, 2018

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day was Saturday, April 28, 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. 

Last fall's Take-Back Day event collected a record-setting 912,305 pounds of prescription drugs. The Drug Enforcement Administration first launched its Take-Back Day in 2010, and since then has collected more than 9 million pounds of medicine from the public. 

Check DEA's official Take Back Day website for 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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Take back day pamphletCheck out these 'Take Back' day pamphlets in English and in Spanish





More information on drug disposal:

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

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