DEA allows return of unused medications to pharmacies

John DrzycimskiIn a surprise move, Monday the  Drug Enforcement Administration announced it would permit consumers to return unused prescription medications like opioid painkillers to pharmacies. Patients and their relatives will now also be allowed to mail unused prescription drugs to an authorized collector using packages to be made available at pharmacies and other locations, like libraries and senior centers.

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Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Unused meds gathered in earlier Take-back program  Photo Courtesy of VA Guard Public Affairs

Unused meds gathered in an earlier Take-back program Photo Courtesy of VA Guard Public Affairs

Tomorrow is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. For all of us (you know who you are) who have unused or expired medications stuffed in cabinets or drawers just taking up space, this is the day to finally get rid of them responsibly.

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National Prescription Drug Take Back day

Unused meds gathered in earlier Take-back program Photo Courtesy of VA Guard Public Affairs

Saturday, October 29th, is the next National Prescription Drug Take Back day.

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