National Prescription Drug Take Back Day October 24, 2020

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The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is again sponsoring a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this coming Saturday October 24th, the 19th annual event.

There are multiple collection sites around the country where you can drop off prescription drugs, instead of disposing of them in other unsafe ways (e.g., in the trash, down the toilet) or having them hanging around your house.

You can drop off drugs between 10 am and 2 pm. Here is a link to check for locations nearby where you live.

Of course pharmacies like CVS also have locked drop-off boxes you can use anytime, but they may not take everything, like sharpies.

According to their website a study in 2018 indicated that 9.9 million Americans abused prescription drugs. The study found that many of these drugs came from friends and family members, and in many cases from the medicine cabinet at home.

The DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is a convenient, and anonymous way to get rid of those prescription drugs that are no longer needed, and keep them from ending up in the wrong hands!