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EPA Aging Initiative Listserve: National Rx Drug Take Back Day
September 6, 2011, 10:45 am
Filed under: News

 October 29, 2011
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 29, 2011, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. to provide a venue for persons who want to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs.  Please check back in mid-September to find convenient collection locations in your zip code area, county, city, or state.  Law enforcement agencies that wish to host a collection site should call the Point of Contact for your area.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health.  Each day, approximately, 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time according to the Partnership for a Drug Free America.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet. http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html

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