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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.
Learn more about the dangers of prescription medications and teens by reading Prescription for Disaster: How Teens Abuse Medicine.
Learn how to properly dispose of prescription medication.
More information on drug disposal:
Watch the video, "Safe Medication Disposal" made by the Alliance for Aging Research, below:
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