The DEA Wants Your Unused Meds
In an effort to curb the opioid epidemic, the Drug Enforcement Administration is hosting an event on Saturday to anonymously collect any unwanted medications.
The DEA Is Urging Consumers To Drop Off Their Unwanted Prescription Painkillers On Oct. 22, Part Of A Nationwide Campaign To Cut Down On Opiate Abuse.
Got unwanted painkillers or other prescription drugs sitting in your medicine cabinet or nightstand? The DEA wants to take them off your hands, no questions asked. On Saturday, as part of its nationwide campaign to curb opiate addiction and prescription drug overdoses, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration is urging the public to drop off unneeded prescription drugs – anonymously – at 4,700 collection spots nationwide, including more than 15 in the greater Sacramento region. (Buck, 10/20)
Orange County Register:
Unwanted Meds Can Be Dropped Off Saturday
Unused and expired prescriptions can be dropped off Saturday at more than 30 Orange County locations as part of National Take Back Day. The effort by the Drug Enforcement Administration is aimed at preventing prescription drug abuse and theft. Medications can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at participating hospitals and police and sheriff’s departments. Drop off is free and anonymous. (Perkes, 10/19)