The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will sponsor its next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Access promotional materials to help publicize the event and encourage the public to dispose of unwanted or expired medications.
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.
The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.