National Rx drug take-back day is April 27

April 22, 2013

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is providing free disposal of unwanted medications during the sixth National Drug Take-Back Day on Thursday, April 27.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is providing free disposal of unwanted medications during the sixth National Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 27.

Residents throughout the country can drop off expired or unused prescription drugs, including controlled substances, at designated sites from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The DEA is working with local, state and tribal law enforcement agencies to accept these medications for free disposal, according to DEA’s Office of Diversion Control.

You can direct your patients to the DEA website to use the online locator to find a convenient disposal site.

The AWARxE website provides additional information for pharmacists, including links to an article, “Drug Disposal and the Pharmacists Role,” published by the Kansas State Board of Pharmacy, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s document, “Preventing and Recognizing Prescription Drug Abuse” for pharmacists and other healthcare providers.