On September 25, 2010, the US Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration’s Office of Diversion Control will coordinate a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets. Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. at sites established throughout the country. The National Take-Back Day provides an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for destruction. These drugs are a potential source of supply for illegal use and an unacceptable risk to public health and safety.
This one-day effort is intended to bring national focus to the issue of increasing pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse.
. The program is anonymous.
. Prescription and over the counter solid dosage medications, i.e. tablets and capsules accepted.
. Intra-venous solutions, injectables, and needles will not be accepted.
Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative.
To learn more about the program and the collection station nearest you by going to http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/takeback/