it is time to start preparing for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day!
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. Prescription drugs come with serious risks, including dependence, addiction and even death.
With your help, on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, we can help stop the risk of unused or expired prescriptions reaching the wrong hands.
- Mark your calendars for October 26, National Prescription Take Back Day
- Remind your patients and family members to gather unused or expired prescriptions in their home
- Promote participating take-back locations to safely drop off unused medications
Visit the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day site for promotional toolkits, public service announcements, take-back results and other related resources.