Toolbox for National Take-Back Initiative

Upcoming Take-Back Day — April 27, 2013
(10:00AM – 2:00PM)

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The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

In the five previous Take-Back events, DEA in conjunction with our state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners have collected more than 2 million pounds (1,018 tons) of prescription medications were removed from circulation.

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

Additionally, the DEA has provided a “Partnership Toolbox” for all who plan to participate. The Toolbox includes a local news release template, public service announcement videos, posters, pamphlets, digital billboards, print billboards, banners for your site location, and pre-made buttons to add to your website.

The DEA site also has a full listing of Take Back locations around the United States. If you are signed up to participate in the Drug Take Back Day, please verify that your location is posted on the site.

Let’s help get the word out about Drug Take Back Day!

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