The Green Minute: The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
April 25, 2013

The Green Minute: The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Courtesy of Pat Byington, The Green Register Editor

How do you safely dispose of prescription drugs? Today’s Green Minute answers that question.

One way to dispose safely of prescription drugs is by participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications.

To find the closest drop-off site in your community, visit the following National Takeback Initiative Collection Site Search Database. All you need to do is input your zip code.

So you may ask, why is this important? Check out the following CBS News report on the topic that was aired a few years ago, describing the harmful effects of prescription drugs in our nation’s water supply.

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