• Clean Out That Medicine Cabinet, The Right Way

    National Take-Back Initiative - Click here for collection sites

    On September 25, 2010, DEA 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.  

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    Please check back often as new collection sites will be added daily.

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