Spring 2018 Medication Take Back Event
Posted on May 4, 2018 16:20 pm CDT
Medicine Store was happy to be a host site for the Spring 2018 DEA Medication Take Back Event on Saturday, April 28th. Our pharmacy was able to collect 372 pounds of expired, unused or unwanted medication. There were 6 pharmacy locations that collected for the DEA and the collective group was able to bring in 2539.5 pounds of expired, unused or unwanted medication.
Cleaning out your medicine cabinet once or twice a year and disposing of drugs helps reduce prescription drug abuse. It also helps protect you and your family. You can help prevent prescription substance abuse by simply removing the opportunity for anyone that would be in your home to have access to your medicine cabinet. If you are no longer on a medication or it's expired, dispose of it in a permanent medication drop box location or bring it by a medication take back event. The DEA typically hosts such an event twice per year, once in the spring and once in the fall.
Look for the DEA to provide another opportunity for medicine take back towards the end of September or October. Go to https://takebackday.dea.gov for more information.