National Prescription Drug Take Back Program October 22, 2016

Doing some fall cleaning? 

Worried about aging prescription drugs sitting in your medicine cabinet? 

Are you worried about how to safely dispose of your prescription drugs that are no longer needed?

Today, local law enforcement officials across the country will provide drop off sites for your unused medications as part of the National Take Back Initiative. Today, Saturday October 22 is the 12th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Many communities have safe medication disposal programs for drop off of unused medications available year round, but this is not available universally. Check your community’s drop off sites for today’s program by searching using your zip code at this link
Community programs collect expired or unused, prescribed and over-the-counter medications at police departments. Community members can utilize these drop boxes to ensure that medications will not end up in the wrong hands but rather properly disposed of.

Proper medication disposal also prevents accidental use, intentional misuse and protects the environment.

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