On April 26, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will coordinate a collaborative effort with participating state and local law enforcement agencies nationwide to safely remove potentially dangerous pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications from our nation’s medicine cabinets.
This initiative compliments the Service’s continuing SMARXT DISPOSAL campaign program, a collaborative effort with the American Pharmacist’s Association and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, to educate consumers how to dispose of unwanted medications in a responsible manner that safeguards lives and protects the environment.
The public is encouraged to take their expired, unused, and unwanted medications to one of the hundreds of sites around the country where they will be collected for destruction, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. local time, on Saturday, April 26.
A continuously updated list of collection sites in or near your community can be found on the Internet by visiting www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/ drug_disposal/takeback
More than 1,733 tons of unwanted meds were collected nationwide during seven earlier DEA-sponsored disposal events, protecting both human and environmental safety.
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