The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is hosting its 22nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 30th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event offers free and anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide.
Drug overdoses in the United States claim over 286 lives every day, and have increased over 30 percent since last year. The majority of opioid addictions start with prescription pills obtained from a family member of friend—and therefore cleaning out medicine cabinets can prevent medication misuse and opioid addiction from ever starting.
Collection sites for unneeded medications will be located around the country. These sites will accept tablets, capsules, patches, and other solid forms of prescription drugs safely and anonymously. Everyone can do their part to end the overdose epidemic on April 30th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in their time zone.
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