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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day — Saturday, April 24, 2021

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Saturday, April 24th, is National Prescription Drug Take Bake Day. Go to https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/…/takeback/index.html to find a disposal site near you. “The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.”

The CDC says, “You should dispose of any unused or expired prescription medicine as soon as possible. Timely disposal of prescription medicine can reduce the risk of others taking the medication accidentally or misusing the medication intentionally.  The best and most environmentally friendly way to dispose of your prescription medicine is through a drug take-back program. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) periodically provides drug disposal sites in communities across the nation. The DEA also has permanent drug disposal sites in certain pharmacies or hospitals.

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