Prescription Medicine Disposal
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) announced a record amount (450 tons) of unused prescription drugs received last month on National Prescription Take Back Day. The effort to make disposal of controlled prescription drugs easier to prevent access for abuse has seen great progress. If you missed it, there will be another chance on DEA’s next National Prescription Take Back Day on Saturday, October 28, 2017. In the more than two years since new regulations made the disposal of controlled prescription drugs easier for patients and their caregivers, law enforcement agencies, pharmacies, hospitals and clinics have begun continuous collection of these medications. To visit a collection site between Take Back Days, find a controlled substance public disposal location or visit www.rxdrugdropbox.org.
- FDA National Drug Take Back Day: A Great Time to Dispose of Prescription Medications Cluttering Your Cabinets
- Express Scripts Tips to Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse at Home
- DEA educational materials for patents, education, and caregivers: Get Smart About Drugs
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