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D.A.R.E. America is a committed partner in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration National Rx Take-Back Initiative

Posted on October 16, 2012 by in Bulletins

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Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

During the most recent National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, April 28th, citizens turned in a record-breaking 552,161 pounds (276 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,659 take-back sites located throughout the country. To date, the National Rx Take Back Initiatives have removed more than 1.5 million pounds (774 tons) of medication from circulation and potential abuse.

The next National Rx Take back Initiative event will be held September 29, 2012 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

To involve your agency in this event visit http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback. 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.