Keep your home safe – dispose of unneeded prescription drugs at Drug Takeback Day on Sat. October 29
Keep your home and family safe. Dispose of expired or unneeded prescription drugs at the annual DEA Drug Takeback Day, this Saturday, October 29th from 10am-2pm.
Local police departments and other DEA sanctioned locations will safely collect and dispose of any unwanted medications. The DEA has compiled a list of all drug takeback locations.
Some police departments have permanent and secure collection bins at the front desk area year-round, so if you can’t make it this Saturday, you can likely find a place where you can safely dispose of unneeded prescription drugs.
“For everyone’s safety, it’s really a good idea to make sure you keep all medications in a secure area in your home,” said Dr. Rami Khoury, one of IEP Urgent Care’s emergency physician owners. “Any expired drugs or prescriptions you no longer need should be disposed of safely, and this annual event hosted by the DEA is a great reminder to do so.” “Small children are curious, may think something resembles candy, and ingest it. And others may be seeking to use prescription drugs inappropriately,” said Dr. Khoury.