2012-04-28 – Unused Medicine Disposal – The DEA’s National Take Back Initiative

National Take Back Initiative
April 28, 2012, 10:00-2:00

Click here to go to the the DEA’s website and to look up a drop-off site for unused or expired medicines near you.

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2 responses to “2012-04-28 – Unused Medicine Disposal – The DEA’s National Take Back Initiative

  1. According to the DEA’s website, the following information is provided about the results of the April 28, 2012 disposal day:

    The American people have again responded overwhelmingly to the most recent DEA-led National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. On April 28th, citizens turned in a record-breaking 552,161 pounds (276 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,659 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories. When the results of the four Take-Back Days to date are combined, the DEA and its state, local, and tribal law-enforcement and community partners have removed over 1.5 million pounds (774 tons) of medication from circulation.

    “We are pleased at the response of the American people once again, and we thank them for participating and contributing to the battle against prescription drug abuse,” said DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart, who added that 4,268 agencies participated with DEA nationwide in Saturday’s event. “While a uniform system for prescription drug disposal is being finalized, we will continue to sponsor these important take-back opportunities as a service to our communities. Our take-back events highlight the problems related to prescription drug abuse and give our citizens an opportunity to contribute to the solution. These events are only made possible through the dedicated work and commitment of our state, federal, local, and tribal partners and DEA thanks each and every one of them for their efforts on behalf of the American people.”

  2. David Schwarz

    What is the next date for collection in Camden County, new jersey? Thank you.
    David

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