Monday, April 11, 2011

National Medication Take Back Day: 4/30/2011

Unused and unwanted medication (prescription and over the counter) pollutes our water stream when flushed down the toilet or improperly disposed of in the trash.

Also, an equally big concern is that each day, approximately, 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time according to the Partnership for a Drug Free America.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet. In an effort to address this problem, DEA, in conjunction with state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the United States are holding National Take Back Days to provide a venue for persons who want to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs.

The next National Collection Day is April 30, 2011

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