Prescription Medicine Disposal  

May 2017:

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) announced a record amount (450 tons) of unused prescription drugs received last month on National Prescription Take Back Day. The effort to make disposal of controlled prescription drugs easier to prevent access for abuse has seen great progress. If you missed it, there will be another chance on DEA’s next National Prescription Take Back Day on Saturday, October 28, 2017. In the more than two years since new regulations made the disposal of controlled prescription drugs easier for patients and their caregivers, law enforcement agencies, pharmacies, hospitals and clinics have begun continuous collection of these medications. To visit a collection site between Take Back Days, find a controlled substance public disposal location or visit www.rxdrugdropbox.org

More information:

Disclaimer

​​​The resources on this page may incorporate or summarize views, guidelines or recommendations of third parties. Such material is assembled and presented in good faith, but does not necessarily reflect the views of the AANA. Links to third-party websites are inserted for informational purposes and do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organization.