Unused, expired prescription drugs? Get rid of them Saturday

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. It’s a safe and responsible way to dispose of prescription drugs that have gone either unused or expired. 

According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, last year’s Take-Back Day event collected a record-setting 912,305 pounds of prescription drugs. They say the goal of this yearly event is to address a public safety and public health issue. A 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs, and a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. 

To find a collection site near you, click here.

Chapin Rose

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