Looking for Rx Disposal Site Near You? Search Tool Now Available

The AWARXE® Prescription Drug Safety Program supports the proper disposal of medications as a vital component in preventing accidental or intentional misuse of prescription drugs. To help visitors to www.AWARErx.org more easily find disposal locations in their area, AWARXE has launched a location-based search tool. Typing an address, city, state, or zip code into the website’s new search tool will provide patients with a list and map of the closest medication disposal sites. Law enforcement organizations, civic centers, and pharmacies are the most common sites where prescription drugs can be disposed of in a manner that is safe for family, friends, and the environment. Medication disposal sites typically accept prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, and vitamins. Until October 2014, controlled substances (CS) were required to be disposed of in locations where law enforcement was present. New regulations from Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) provide more disposal options for consumers, including allowing disposal of CS at pharmacies registered with DEA as authorized collectors. Check with local disposal sites for details about dropping off CS. If local medication disposal sites are not available, AWARXE recommends following local or Food and Drug Administration guidelines for disposing of unwanted medications. The AWARXE® Prescription Drug Safety Program is brought to you by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Foundation™.
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