How to Safely Dispose of Drugs

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  • You can dispose of unneeded medicines through a drug take back program — or you can do it at home.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue.

Find a Year-Round Drug Disposal Location
DEA provides a tool for locating drug disposal locations near you.

Disposal of Unused Medicines: What You Should Know
Although some medications are safe to throw away at home, learn how to properly dispose of your expired prescriptions.

Storing Medication Away from Children
Tips for finding the best place to store medicines up and away and out of sight of young children.