National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Right Around the Corner

This event will give the public an opportunity to dispose of any unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

This Saturday, October 28, various pharmacies and police stations across the country will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

This event will give the public an opportunity to dispose of any unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

A study published in the Journal of American Medical Association found that 42% of opioids prescribed for acute post-surgical pain were not consumed, at least 67% of patients had leftover medicine, and 91% of the patients with leftover medicine did not dispose of it properly, making days like these very important.

The last Drug Take-Back Day on April 29 resulted in 900,386 pounds of unwanted medication turned in at 5,498 take-back sites.

Many Drug Take-Back sites and anti-drug coalitions will be educating the public about the importance of safe medication disposal.