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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day postponed


The upcoming National Prescription Drug Take Back Day scheduled for Saturday, April 25, is postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Drug Enforcement Administration will reschedule Take Back Day for a date shortly after the health crisis recedes and national emergency guidelines are lifted.

Given the overwhelming public response to past Take Back events and the anticipated large turnout for April’s event, DEA determined it would be prudent to suspend the event until safety concerns are mitigated.

Since 2010, Take Back Day events have provided easy, anonymous opportunities to remove medicines in the home that are highly susceptible to misuse, abuse and theft. Through the National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative, DEA, along with its partners throughout the country, has collected nearly 12.7 million pounds of expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications.

For updates and information on DEA’s Take Back events, visit

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