DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION COLLECTS RECORD NUMBER OF UNUSED PILLS AS PART OF ITS 14TH PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY
WASHINGTON – Americans nationwide did their part to reduce the opioid crisis by bringing the US Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and its more than 4,200 local and tribal law enforcement partners a record-setting 912,305 pounds—456 tons—of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for disposal at more than 5,300 collection sites. That is almost six tons more than was collected at last spring’s event. This brings the total amount of prescription drugs collected by DEA since the fall of 2010 to 9,015,668 pounds, or 4,508 tons. Read full news release here.
This year’s “Prescription Drug-Take Back Day” is scheduled for Saturday, April 28th.
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Courtesy – Appalachian Substance Abuse Coalition