Prevent drug abuse by disposing of unneeded medications this Drug Take Back Day on April 22
When was the last time you checked your medicine cabinet for expired or unused prescription medications? It might be time for a little spring cleaning.
Sat., April 22, is the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The event encourages the safe disposal of old medications, especially those that might be ripe for misuse if they’re hanging around medicine cabinets.
You can drop off your unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide. Find a location near you by entering your ZIP code on the Drug Take Back Day collection locator. Take unused or expired medications to any of these sites between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and officials will safely dispose of them. You can have peace of mind knowing you’ve done something to help reduce the risk of those medications being misused.
In partnership with local law enforcement, Take Back Day has removed more than 8,300 tons of medication from circulation since its inception more than a decade ago.
Regence supports safe medication disposal among myriad efforts to prevent misuse of prescription drugs, especially opioids. Read more about Regence’s work, and be sure to drop off those unused medications at a location near you.