Rhode Island Pharmacists Association

4th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

  • Saturday, April 28, 2012
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Take-back sites
The fourth Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 10 AM to 2 PM, providing consumers in every state with a safe means for the disposal of unwanted, unused prescription medications. Authorized DEA take-back sites are coordinated with local law enforcement agencies so that prescription controlled substances may be accepted for disposal. DEA reminds consumers that the take-back service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked. Sites will accept tablets, capsules, and all other solid dosage forms of unwanted medication. Personal information may be blacked out on prescription bottles, or medications may be emptied from the bottles into the bins provided at the events. DEA will provide an online drug collection site locator in March 2012.

Consumers disposed of 995,185 pounds (498.5 tons) of unwanted medication during the first three DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days and the third DEA take-back event on October 29, 2011, saw participation from 5,327 partners that provided take-back sites across all 50 states and the United States territories. More information and a link to photos are available on the DEA Web site.

Rhode Island Pharmacists Association ∙ 1643 Warwick Ave PMB 113, Warwick, RI 02889 ∙ Phone: (401) 684-1874 ∙ Fax: (888) 697-4887

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