National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative

On April 27, 742,497 pounds (371 tons) of prescription medications
were collected from members of the public at more than 5,829 locations manned
by 4,312 state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies that partnered with
the Drug Enforcement Administration on the event. When added to the collections
from DEA’s previous five Take-Back events, more than 2.8 million pounds (1,409
tons) of prescription medications have been removed from circulation. 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.



Source: U.S. Department of Justice

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