The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) set October 29 as a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day in order to provide a venue for individuals who want to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. Studies indicated that more than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs and that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet. DEA in conjunction with state and local law enforcement agencies conducted National Prescription Drug Take Back Days on September 25 and April 25. Nearly, 4,000 agencies participated, collecting more than 309 tons of pills. For additional details about this October’s Take Back Day, click here. For more information about drug testing, visit our website.
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