Friday, September 7, 2012

The US Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Takeback Day

Saturday, September 29, 2012, from 10 AM to 2 PM

At the last event, in April, 276 tons of unused, expired, or excess medication was collected, bringing the total for the four events held to over 1.5 million pounds (774 tons).

Data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicate that about 70% of the time someone misuses a prescription opioid medication, the source of that medication is family or friends—often from home medicine cabinets.

To find out where your local event will be held, visit the DEA website at




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