Over 4,700 Sites Participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Americans who would like to part with unused, unwanted, and expired prescription drugs can troop to the more than 4,700 sites that are participating in the second National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, scheduled for Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. local time.
In a press release from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), it was revealed that hundreds more sites joined in this take back effort, when compared to the first take back day, which had more than 4,100 participating collection sites. As in the previous even, participating sites will be operated by the DEA’s government, community, public health, and law enforcement partners.
One of the participants of the second prescription drug take-back day is the United States Navy. A feature on the Navy website shared the following statement from Vice Adm. Adam M. Robinson, Jr., U.S. Navy Surgeon General: “Navy Medicine’s partnership with the DEA on this initiative has led to a significant decrease in the number of prescription drugs in our communities, making them safer, with a decreased chance of drug abuse… I encourage all to participate in this advantageous event to keep our families safe from the harmful effects of unused and un-needed prescription drugs.”
The following Navy facilities are participating in the event: Naval Hospital Bremerton, Wash., Marine Corps Base and Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, Calif., and Naval Medical Center San Diego.
Those who wish to find collection sites near their area may go to the DEA website – www.dea.gov – and click on the “Got Drugs?” banner at the top of the homepage. This will take them to a database where they can conduct a search of a collection site that is most convenient for them.Tags: collect prescription drugs, prescription drugs, prescription drugs collection, prescription drugs collection sites, prescription drugs take back