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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. National Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. 

The spring Take-Back Day event collected a record-setting 949,046 pounds of prescription drugs. The Drug Enforcement Administration first launched its Take-Back Day in 2010, and since then has collected 9,964,714 pounds of medicine from the public. 

Check out DEA's Take Back Day website for information and to find collection sites near you.

See Related: Letter from International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) and NASPA to members encouraging campus participation in Take-Back Day.

Prescription Medicine Safety

How Teens Abuse Medicine thumbnailLearn more about the dangers of prescription medications and teens by reading Prescription for Disaster: How Teens Abuse Medicine.





How to Properly Dispose of Your Unused MedincesLearn how to properly dispose of prescription medication








Take back day pamphletCheck out these 'Take Back' day pamphlets in English and in Spanish





More information on drug disposal:

Watch the video, "Safe Medication Disposal" made by the Alliance for Aging Research, below:

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