Drug take-back day set for Oct.26

October 17, 2013

Now is the perfect time to empty medicine cabinets, bedside tables, and kitchen drawers of unwanted, unused, and expired prescription drugs as the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) holds its annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 26.

This will be the seventh time for the Take-Back Day, which focuses on providing a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications. Last fall, the DEA collected 244 tons of prescription medications from more than 5,260 locations nationwide.

Prescription drugs can be taken to any designated drop off site between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. For a complete list of sites, visit the Drug Enforcement Agency website.