National Take Back Day April 29

Last Updated: Monday, May 22, 2017

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be April 29, 2017 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 Drug Enforcement Administration first launched its "Take-Back" day more than six years ago and since then has collected 7.1 million pounds of prescription drugs from the public. 

Search for a collection site near you.

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



Watch Take Back Public Service Announcements

Patrick Chung Patrick Chung, New England Patriots safety
Boomer Esiason Boomer Esiason, former NFL Pro Bowl Quarterback
Marte Dámaso Marte, former MLB relief pitcher
Palmer Jim Palmer, MLB Hall of Fame pitcher


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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