The press release states there are no questions asked and this is completely anonymous and has listings on their site for all the locations. I tried in Orange County and found none, but the site said more locations will be added between now and then. I checked an Arizona Zip code in Phoenix and found a good sized list.
The DEA will dispose of all the drugs brought in in the proper way and they are looking for expired drugs and any unwanted bottles one may have sitting around the house. If you miss the one day take back there are other services that can help you out with unwanted drugs too. BD
Don’t Flush Unused Medications – We Don’t Want Your Prozac in the Water – Dispose My Meds Website Can Help
I bet you could be pressed to find anyone turning in their unused ED drugs this day <grin> if if they have expired. BD
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Drug Enforcement Administration and government, community, public health and law enforcement partners today announced a nationwide prescription drug "Take-Back" initiative that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft. DEA will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction at sites nationwide on Saturday, September 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are increasing at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away--both potential safety and health hazards
Collection sites in every local community can be found by going to www.dea.gov. This site will be continuously updated with new take-back locations. Other participants in this initiative include the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy; the Partnership for a Drug-Free America; the International Association of Chiefs of Police; the National Association of Attorneys General; the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy; the Federation of State Medical Boards; and the National District Attorneys Association.
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