The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is holding a prescription drug take-back day this Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. at locations across the country. You can use this free, no-questions-asked service to get rid of medications that have expired or that you no longer need. Visit the DEA’s website to find a collection site near you.
Safely getting rid of your medications helps keep children and pets from getting into them, and medication take-back events can help prevent medications from getting into the water supply.
To coincide with this take-back event, the FDA this week posted a redesigned page dedicated to medication disposal.
Also check out the medication disposal video below, put together a few years ago by University of Vermont students in collaboration with the NNEPC’s Vermont educator.