DEA Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Locator Now Available

NABP e-News

Now available online, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day collection site locator allows consumers to search for a nearby location to dispose of unneeded medications on Saturday, April 27, 2013. On this day, from 10 AM to 2PM, thousands of DEA-coordinated collection sites will be available across the country, and consumers are encouraged to use this unique opportunity to safely and legally dispose of any unneeded pills, including prescription pain pills and other controlled substance medications, as these pills can only be accepted for disposal when law enforcement is present.

DEA reminds consumers that the take-back service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked. Sites will accept tablets, capsules, and all other solid dosage forms of unwanted medication. Personal information may be blacked out on prescription bottles, or medications may be emptied from the bottles into the bins provided at the events. Check the DEA collection site locator often, as new locations will be added until April 27, 2013.

Consumers disposed of 2 million pounds of unwanted medication during the first five DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days. During the fifth DEA take-back event on September 29, 2012, 5,263 locations provided take-back services across all 50 states and the United States territories. More information and a link to the DEA Take-Back Day collection site locator is available on the AWARXE® Web site.

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