National Drug Take Back Day: April 28

National Drug Take Back Day sponsored by the DEA is scheduled for April 28, 2012 in cities all across the United States. Please take advantage of this opportunity to clean out your medicine cabinet, bathroom drawer, or kitchen shelf and safely dispose of prescription and over-the-counter medications.

I recently wrote about disposing of medications safely, but participating in the National Drug Take Back program is much easier and faster. In my home town of Wichita, KS, the following locations are accepting old/used prescriptions or over-the-counter medications from 10am to 2pm on April 28 (this coming Saturday):

  1.      Oaklawn Activity Center: 4900 S. Clifton
  2.      Haysville Police Department: 200 W. Grand in Haysville
  3.      Household Hazardous Waste: 801 W. Stillwell
  4.      Sedgwick County Zoo: 5500 W. Zoo Boulevard
  5.      City of Bel Aire Community Room: 7651 E. Central Park
  6.      Maize Police Department: 10100 W. Grady in Maize

The most recent take-back day last October resulted in the disposal of more than 188 tons of unwanted or expired medications nationally. Previously, Kansas returned 10,470 pounds of medication over the past three years, including 3,089 pounds last October.

If you reside outside Wichita, check here https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/NTBI/NTBI-PUB.pub;jsessionid=F9F98A82E9F5159535EA77D3D6F8F320?_flowExecutionKey=_c18926A35-1AA5-309C-4B78-F351159A462D_k4D3BFB2A-3C9E-36A2-B0AF-8322587535D9   for locations in other states or in your area.

Don’t risk an accident with old or unwanted medications. Dispose of them properly and safely through this free DEA program.

Strive to be healthy!

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