The Next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is October 24

October 13, 2020

Safe disposal of unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medicines is one of the easiest and most effective ways to help fight prescription drug abuse and overdose. So be sure to tell your patients about the next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, taking place on Saturday, October 24.

Take Back Day helps educate patients and community members on the best ways to dispose of unused medications that could put friends, family members and pets at risk. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has hosted these events twice a year since 2010 and its event website provides helpful resources, including an easy-to-use collection site locator.

Be sure to download ISMIE’s patient education flyer, which you can post on your website or share on social media.

Remember, unless you are a licensed collector, neither you nor your staff members can accept medications for disposal at your practice.
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