National Take-Back Drug Initiative

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On Saturday, September 27th (from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

WTF is it, you ask? Good question. It is an opportunity to properly rid your home of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted medications. Flushing drugs down the potty is an absolute no-no. While narcotic prescriptions, such as hydrocodone, oxydodone, and morphine, are the main focus of the take-back, you can drop off other prescription drugs as well. The only thing that is not accepted is syringes.

There are many Silver Linings to proper disposal of unused medications:

  1. Helps prevent accidental overdose, abuse and theft of prescription drugs
  2. Helps keep rivers and streams free from potentially hazardous elements
  3. Teaches children that protecting the environment is a priority & how to properly dispose of medications
  4. It is completely FREE and ANONYMOUS! Just sayin’…

The Nurse in me is saying: Please! Please! Please Participate!

To find a location near you, click on this link:  https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/NTBI/NTBI-PUB.pub;jsessionid=CE290A6124205ED6949B464476CD2D67?_flowExecutionKey=_c7503F8C6-E769-4ABF-1500-0647FB970C7C_k0B46268F-315E-F7B7-3050-DD4308DD68D0

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