The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue.
According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans misuse controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that the majority of misused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.
The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. to help reduce the amount of unused and expired medications.
- National Prescription Drug Take Back Day - Toolkit
- National Prescription Drug Take Back Day - Instructions
The next event is October 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at locations across Iowa.
If you have questions or need more information,click on Live Chat, call (855) 581-8111(855) 581-8111 or text (855) 895-8398(855) 895-8398.
Saturday, October 27, 2018 is Drug Take Back Day! Saturday, October 27, 2018 is Drug Take Back Day! Iowa Department of Public Health
Iowa Department of Public Health2018-10-19 2018-11-05