Karmanos encourages the public to take part in DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute encourages the public to take part in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at various locations in metro Detroit. The program aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of medication disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications.
You can find a drop-off location nearest you by going to the Web site http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/ and then clicking the link at the top left that reads, “Got Drugs?” From the National Take-Back Initiative Web page, click on the “Locate Collection Site Near You” link. You can do a search of nearby sites by putting in your area code or the county, city and state where you live.
You can also call the program call center at 1-800-882-9539 and listen to the prompts to reach a customer service representative. You are encouraged to check back often to the Web site or by phone as sites are added daily.
The Drug Enforcement Agency, in conjunction with state, local and tribal law enforcement partners, have collected more than 2 million pounds (1,018 tons) of prescription medications from circulation in previous take-back day events.