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National Drug Take-Back Day 9/25/10

On September 25, 2010, the U.S. Justice Dept Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is sponsoring a national Drug Take-Back Day in cooperation with local and state law enforcement agencies. The public can rid their medicine cabinets of no longer used prescription and over the counter medications free of charge, anonymously and no questions asked. This is a national effort to get medications out of reach of those who might be tempted to abuse them. 

Collection sites will be in service from 10 Am to 2 PM. Get more information about the program and your local collection site here

NOTE:if you get a timed out notice, look for the Start Over link and it will take you to the page you need. Also if you click the “back” which is next to the “submit” button, you’ll get back to the information page. Sorry that’s the way their site works.

photo: Kathy Quan RN

4 Comments

  • feebee

    I think that the national drug take back is a great free ceus service is a great way in preventing drug abuse from young people. I have heard many incidents relating to young kids accidentally taking medical prescription drugs thinking that they are candies and dying in the process. This effort would not only affect the entire population but also our environment as dumping of medicine, especially expired ones in the faucet will create toxic substances that will infect our waterways and drinking facilities. Those medicines can cause mutations of nearby plants and animals, which might not be beneficial to us and instead become a danger to every living thing in the planet.

  • feebee

    I think that the national drug take back is a great free ceus service is a great way in preventing drug abuse from young people. I have heard many incidents relating to young kids accidentally taking medical prescription drugs thinking that they are candies and dying in the process. This effort would not only affect the entire population but also our environment as dumping of medicine, especially expired ones in the faucet will create toxic substances that will infect our waterways and drinking facilities. Those medicines can cause mutations of nearby plants and animals, which might not be beneficial to us and instead become a danger to every living thing in the planet.
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