controlled substances, such as certain pain medications and ADHD drugs, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has coordinated drug take-back events across the country. Consumers are encouraged to use this unique opportunity to safely and legally dispose of any unneeded pills, including controlled substance medications, as these pills can only be accepted for disposal when law enforcement is present.
The next DEA coordinated National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2012, 10 AM - 2 PM. DEA drug
take-back events provide a safe means for the disposal of unwanted,
unused prescription medications. DEA coordinates with local law
enforcement agencies so that drug take-back sites can accept controlled
substances for authorized disposal.
Now available online, the DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day collection site locator
allows consumers to search for a convenient location to dispose of
unneeded medications, on Saturday, April 28, 2012. Thousands of
DEA-coordinated collection sites across the country will accept
unwanted, unneeded, and expired prescription medications, including
controlled substances, for safe disposal. Check the DEA collection site
locator often, as new locations will be added until April 28, 2012.
DEA reminds consumers that the take-back service is free and
anonymous, with no questions asked. Sites will accept tablets, capsules,
and all other solid dosage forms of unwanted medication. Personal
information may be blacked out on prescription bottles, or medications
may be emptied from the bottles into the bins provided at the events.