National Pill Take Back Day

By Spondylitis Association of America

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Is it time to clear your medicine cabinet of expired and unused medication? Safely dispose uwanted medications on National Pill Take Back Day!

On Saturday, April 27, from 10 am to 2 pm, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will be hosting their 17th National Pill Take Back Event alongside local community members and organizations. The best part is that the service is free and anonymous and allows for the public to drop off unused medications with no questions asked.

This is your chance to help protect people, your community, and our environment from exposure to the safety and health hazards that flushing medication down the toilet, or throwing them in the trash can pose.  In addition, by safely disposing these medications you are greatly reducing the risks of abuse, overdose, and accidental poisoning that unwanted medications can contribute to if left exposed. Last fall U.S. residents turned in nearly 460 tons of unwanted prescription drugs at over 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and its local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 16 previous Take Back events, the DEA and its partners have taken in almost 11 million pounds, nearly 5,500 tons of pills.

Let us help increase those numbers and protect our homes, streets, schools, children and our communities from risks unused and expired medications can pose.

For more information and drop off locations go to www.DEATakeBack.com.

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