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BOARD OF PHARMACY EVENTS

DEA to Hold Next Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 26, 2014

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced another opportunity for consumers to dispose of unneeded and expired prescription drugs during the eighth DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 26, 2014. On this day thousands of collection sites will be available across the country to accept unneeded prescription drugs, including controlled substances, for safe and legal disposal. Since 2010, DEA’s Take-Back Day initiative has collected a combined total of 3.4 million pounds (1,733 tons) of unneeded medications, helping to prevent diversion, misuse, and abuse of the drugs. More information about DEA Take-Back Days, local medication disposal programs, and methods for safe home disposal of drugs are available in the Find Disposal Information section of the AWARXE®website.

In an effort to reach out to communities, the AWARXE Consumer Protection Program also provides presentations, bookmarks, posters, flyers, brochures, and other resources that present information on the prescription drug abuse epidemic, prevention, and safe drug disposal. For more information, contact AWARERX@NABP.NET.

 

PAGE UPDATED: 04/14/2014