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National Drug Take Back Day - October 27, 2018

Posted: 10/02/2018

 

Drug Take Back Days are a key tool in our efforts to battle the opioid epidemic. They provide a convenient, responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating people about the potential for abuse of medications. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration coordinates two National Prescription Drug Take Back Days each year, with the next one scheduled for October 27th.

National Drug Take Back Day events across the country continue to collect exceedingly higher amounts of opioids and other unused medications from people’s homes, where they could be stolen and abused by family and friends. If unable to attend National Take Back Day, advise patients that there are year-round locations available for take back as well as recommendations for proper disposal at home.

To find a drug disposal facility near you, use the DEA’s search tool** or Michigan OPEN’s Opioid Disposal Map.**

For more information, see our Drug Disposal Guide, visit the DEA Diversion Control Division website** or Michigan OPEN’s Opioid Disposal Information and Resources page.**

 

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