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The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications.


Please check back on October 1, 2018 to locate collection sites near you.

Did you know that you can properly dispose of those unwanted, expired medications between scheduled National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days?


The AWARxE Prescription Drug Safety Program, an initiative of the National Association of the Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), educates consumers about the safe acquisition, use, and disposal of prescription drugs.  Visit their site, https://NABP.PHARMACY/INITIATIVES/AWARxE/ for a listing of find a drug disposal site at a law enforcement agency near you.  Properly disposing of medications keeps medicine out of the hands of someone who might abuse them and also protects the environment.


You may also visit >Dispose My Meds™ to find a drug disposal site at a community pharmacy near you as well as disposal safety, environmental impact, and drug treatment/prevention. 


You may also wish to view the U.S. Food & Drug Administration guidelines on How to Dispose of Unused Medicines to learn more regarding drug disposal guidelines, why precautions are necessary, environmental concerns, and disposal of inhaler products.

I hope you enjoy your visit to our site. If you have any questions that are not addressed here, comments or suggestion, please contact us.

Roy E. McKinney, Director MDEA







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