Consumers can now quickly locate a site for safe disposal of unneeded and expired medications using the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Locator. DEA Take-Back Day collection sites will accept unwanted medications on September 29, 2012, from 10 AM to 2 PM, and consumer participation helps prevent misuse and abuse of these drugs by getting them out of the home. AWARXE® encourages consumers to use this unique opportunity to safely and legally dispose of any unneeded pills, including controlled substance medications (such as certain pain medications and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drugs) as these pills can only be accepted for disposal when law enforcement is present.
DEA reminds consumers that the take-back service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked. Sites will accept tablets, capsules, and all other solid dosage forms of unwanted medication. Personal information may be blacked out on prescription bottles, or medications may be emptied from the bottles into the bins provided at the events. Check the DEA collection site locator often, as new locations will be added until September 29, 2012.