On Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will hold its 16th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
Held on the last Saturday of April and October of every year, this national event addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue.
Since its introduction to the public on September 25, 2010, the DEA has collected and incinerated over4,982 tons of unwanted, unused, and potentially dangerous medications.
According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health 6.2 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. Unfortunately, a majority of misused prescription drugs are obtained from family, friends, and relatives from their kitchen, bedroom or medicine cabinet.
The DEA’s National Take Back Day is an opportunity for Americans to help prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths and to raise awareness about the dangers of opioid misuse.
In an effort to help get the word out, we are sharing this information to our friends and family! As a DEA-registered office, we are perfectly situated to help DEA spread the word about this important initiative. We wish to provide this useful information for you or a loved one to locate a safe, convenient and anonymous collection location on October 27th.
JOIN US in helping the DEA in its effort to help keep unused prescription drugs out of the wrong hands. The DEA and Dedham Ophthalmic Consultants thanks you for your support!