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A blog devoted to helping people find local medicine take-back programs and highlighting current research findings and pending legislation.

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It's not too late to drop off your unwanted medicines

The Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) Seventh National Prescription Drug Take-back Day was held on October 26, 2013. Communities across the country turned in 647,211 pounds (324 tons) of unwanted medication at the 5,683 participating take-back sites. Hopefully you were able to drop off your expired or unwanted medications that day, but the reality of these single-day events is that they can be hard to fit into an already busy schedule. That's why IISG is reminding everyone that there are a growing number of permanent take-back locations here in the Great Lakes states and across the country. So it isn't too late to clean out your medicine cabinet. Many of the take-back locations are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Talk about convenient.

Don't have a local medicine collection program in your area? Contact Laura Kammmin to see how easy it can be to start a program in your community.

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Posted by Laura Kammin at 9:28AM on 11/11/2013
Categories: Collection Programs In the News Resources Single-day Events