National Drug Take-Back Day – September 29

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is providing another opportunity for those who have accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

AstraZeneca supports the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to help people dispose of unwanted or unused medicines – and help prevent prescription drug abuse and misuse.

Take Back Day will be held on September 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time across the country. You can find a collection site near you by following the directions in this link.

Drug Take-Back Day in April saw a record-breaking 552,161 pounds (276 tons) of unwanted or expired medications turned in for safe and proper disposal.

If you would like to dispose of your medicines before (or after) Take Back Day, the pharmaceutical industry works with the Department of Fish and Wildlife and the American Pharmacists Association on the SMARxT Disposal Program to help provide answers to common questions on the safe disposal of medicines.

More information on that initiative can be found here.