National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day set for Saturday

Drop off unused, expired prescription drugs between 10am & 2pm

April 25, 2019 - 10:01 am
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AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is set for this Saturday, April 27.

The twice-annual event will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at several sites around the Austin area:

  • Barton Creek Square Mall's parking lot
  • Travis County Constable offices
  • Great Hills Baptist Church
  • Buda Police Department
  • Manor Police Department
  • Lakeway Police Department
  • Pflugerville Police Department
  • Cedar Park Police Department
  • Jonestown Police Department
  • Round Rock Police Department
  • Leander Police Department
  • Elgin Police Department
  • Williamson County Sheriff's Office

There are many other locations; you can find the location nearest you at the DEA's website, takebackday.dea.gov. The service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked.

Last fall, Americans turned in nearly 460 tons of prescription drugs at more than 5,800 Take-Back sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, DEA and its partners have collected almost 11 million pounds of pills since the program began.

According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs - and a majority of those were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day offers a simple, easy opportunity to safely dispose of your unused, unwanted, and expired prescription drugs and help prevent addiction and overdose deaths.

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