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Saturday, October 24 is DEA National Prescription Take Back Day

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Locate a Collection Site Near You and participate in the National Prescription Take Back Day sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency on Saturday October 24.  Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. Given the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, DEA wants to ensure that the public is aware of other ways they can dispose of unwanted prescription drugs without having to leave their homes.  Also see BeMedWise tips for Safe Medicine Storage & Disposal.

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