DEA Reports Strong Turnout for 14th Prescription Drug Take-Back Day – APhA submits compounding comments to FDA. – (866) 348-2889
More than 900,000 pounds of unneeded, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs were properly disposed of during the October 28, 2017 DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. DEA and its law enforcement partners set up over 5,300 temporary collection sites nationwide. This year, DEA notes that participation in the Take-Back program expanded on tribal lands, where 115 collection sites were set up. For more details about results from previous national take-back day events, visit DEA’s website.
NABP’s AWARXE® Prescription Drug Safety Program encourages consumer participation in DEA Take-Back Day events and provides information about the importance of safe drug disposal in helping to curb prescription drug abuse rates. Consumers who were unable to participate in the DEA Take-Back Day can find locations of permanent drug disposal sites in the US using AWARXE’s Drug Disposal Locator Tool.