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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

DEA's next Prescription Drug Take Back Day is October 27, 2018

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Law Enforcement Agencies Only:

For law enforcement agencies that wish to host a collection site, please call the POC in your area.

Drug Disposal Information

News Releases


National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Collection Results

April 2018 15th National Take Back Day

October 2017 14th National Take Back Day

April 2017 13th National Take Back Day

October 2016 12th National Take Back Day

April 2016 11th National Take Back Day

Emergency Disaster Relief
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal here.
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