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Monday, April 23, 2012

DEA to Hold Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 28


On Saturday, April 28th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time the fourth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will take place at thousands of locations across the country. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Americans participating in DEA’s three previous Take-Back Days turned in nearly a million pounds of prescription drugs.

“Prescription drug abuse is a major epidemic across the country and DEA is committed to reducing the potential for misuse by providing a safe and secure method for Americans to clean out their medicine cabinets and properly dispose of unwanted, unneeded, or expired medications,” said DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart.  “Americans responded overwhelmingly to DEA’s first three Take-Back Day events, disposing of nearly 500 tons of medication in the past two years.  This nationwide community effort prevents home medicine cabinets from becoming sources of dangerous – and even deadly – drugs."

The public can find nearby collection sites by visiting DEA.gov

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