Sixth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Planned for April 27

January 15, 2013 0

DEA’s sixth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2013. DEA’s first five Take-Back events resulted in the removal from circulation of more than 2 million pounds (over 1,000 tons) of prescription drugs. Prescription drug misuse is second only to marijuana use as the Nation’s most prevalent illicit drug problem, with approximately 22 million persons nationwide initiating nonmedical pain reliever use since 2002, according to a report by the Substance Abuse […]

National Epidemic: Prescription Drug Abuse

January 2, 2013 0

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has classified prescription drug abuse as an epidemic. While there has been a marked decrease in the use of some illegal drugs like cocaine, data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) show that nearly one-third of people aged 12 and over who used drugs for the first time in 2009 began by using a prescription drug non-medically.Some individuals who misuse prescription drugs, particularly teens, believe […]

Federal Guidelines for the Proper Disposal of Prescription Drugs

December 5, 2012 0

Do not flush prescription drugs down the toilet or drain unless the label or accompanying patient information specifically instructs you to do so. For information on drugs that should be flushed visit the www.fda.gov. To dispose of prescription drugs not labeled to be flushed, take advantage of community drug take-back programs or other programs, such as household hazardous waste collection events, that collect drugs at a central location for proper disposal. Call your city or […]

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