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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The Next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is October 29, 2022, 10AM to 2PM

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.

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

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