DEA ANNOUNCES FINAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG DISPOSAL REGULATIONS

New process gives Americans simple way to dispose of unwanted, expired medications. Federal officials, including DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart, Acting ONDCP Director Michael Botticelli, and United States Attorney for Vermont Tristram Coffin will participate in a media teleconference to discuss the final regulations for safe and responsible disposal of controlled substances. As evidenced by the tremendous participation by Americans in all 50 states at the eight National Prescription Drug Take-Back events since 2010, there is a significant need for a clear standard for the safe disposal of controlled substances. These new regulations, which were crafted by DEA following Congressional passage of the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, will be a great benefit to the millions of citizens who want to make their homes and medicine cabinets safe from potential drug diversion and abuse. The announcement will be made Monday, September 8th at 12 noon Eastern. The media call-in number is (512) 879-2046 and the access code is 583147#.
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