USA: National Take-Back Day - Sept. 25

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USA: National Take-Back Day - Sept. 25

Post: # 209801Post Ellendra
Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:28 pm

"The National Take-Back Day provides an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for destruction. These drugs are a potential source of supply for illegal use and an unacceptable risk to public health and safety.

This one-day effort is intended to bring national focus to the issue of increasing pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse.

* The program is anonymous.
* Prescription AND over the counter solid dosage medications, i.e. tablets and capsules accepted.
* Intra-venous solutions, injectables, and needles will not be accepted.
* Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative.
"

From the website: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/takeback/

The website also has a link that lets you search for the nearest collection point.

If meds are flushed down the toilet or thrown in the trash, they wind up in the water supply. This is one alternative to that.

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