National Drug Take Back Day APRIL 30, 2016: Dispose of Prescription Medications Cluttering Your Cabinets

Medicines no longer being used may pose grave and unnecessary dangers to families and the people visiting their homes. In addition to reducing potential harm from use of expired or use of these medicines in the wrong hands, an important effect of National Take Back Day is that it helps to divert medicines from entering the environment and the potential environmental impact of disposing unused medicines in household trash, or by flushing. FDA, other Federal agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), are studying medicine in the environment to better understand the human health and ecological risks from medicines in our water and have a shared overall goal of reducing medicine levels in our water. For sites near you, see: National Take Back Initiative Collection(s) Sites