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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day | October 24, 2020 | 10am-2pm
The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and its state and local partners will hold the 19th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 10am-2pm .The DEA began the initiative in 2010 to provide easy, anonymous opportunities to remove medicines in the home that are highly susceptible to misuse, abuse, and theft.
64,000 Idahoans ages 12 and older misused prescription pain relievers in 2019. When left in a medicine cabinet, thrown away or flushed, unused prescriptions can be dangerous to people, animals, or the environment. Help keep our community safe and healthy by dropping off your old medication on October 24th. Use the DEA’s Collection Site Locator to find a Take Back Day event near you at www.takebackday.dea.gov/
If you missed National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and need to dispose of prescription medications, don’t worry – there are permanent prescription drug take back locations in communities across Idaho where you can drop off your unused or expired prescriptions year-round. To find a permanent drop box near you, type your zipcode into the search box below. If you do not see a local drop-off location listed below for your county, call your local police department or sheriff’s office.
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The Idaho Office of Drug Policy leads Idaho’s substance use and misuse policy and prevention efforts by developing and implementing strategic action plans and collaborative partnerships to reduce drug use and related consequences.