The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will hold its 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on September 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time, except for Pennsylvania and Delaware, which will hold their events on September 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day offers people a safe way to dispose of unwanted, unused and expired medications. It’s free, and you’ll remain anonymous — no questions asked. Find a collection site near you by visiting the DEA’s National Take Back Initiative Collection Site Search.
The take-back event is only for prescription holders, end users, and clients to drop off unwanted pills and patches that were prescribed for humans or animals. Veterinarians and other DEA registrants are not allowed to dispose of their controlled substances inventory or expired stock through the take-back programs, but must continue to follow the DEA registrant drug disposal regulations. Visit the AVMA’s members-only resource on Disposal of Pharmaceuticals or contact your local DEA office for more information.