October 26, 2019 - 10AM to 2PM
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
What you can do:
o Keep them safe. Clean them out. Take them back.
o The power to make a difference starts at home, beginning with returning the unused, unwanted and expired medications that each American keeps in their homes.
o DEA Take Back Day provides an actionable way for any American to step up and help combat this crisis by simply cleaning out their medicine cabinet.
o Unfortunately, when this doesn’t happen, the pills left there must end up somewhere – often lost, stolen, misplaced – feeding the epidemic sweeping our country.
o Take Back Day gives parents, grandparents, friends and neighbors the best way to protect their communities and rid their homes of unused prescription medications.
*Source: DEA Chicago Field Division