National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day accepts unneeded drugs

April 23, 2018 - By Edwin Martin

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day accepts unneeded drugs

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day accepts unneeded drugs

There will be another round of take-back day this Saturday. People across the USA will be able to bring back medication they don’t use.

The event will take place on Saturday, from 10 am to 2 pm. In Nebraska, there will be 31 cities with drop-off places. In Omaha, citizens will be able to find 9 of these spots.

What is the goal of this day?  According to a representative of Nebraska Regional Poison Center, coordinator of public education Jean Hammack, the main goal is to provide convenient, safe and wise means for disposing of prescription medicine.

All the drugs that will be received from citizens, authorities will destroy.

This event, called Take-Back Day was founded in 2010 and since that time, people can dispose of unneeded medicine in that day.

Since that day, Drug Enforcement Administration confirms that 6.3 million pounds of unused drugs were gathered and burned.

In Nebraska, during the last two years administration has gathered 11 tons of unused drugs. There is more information on the centers which take away medicine that you don’t need. You can find it on their official website of the take-back day.

If you live in Nebraska or currently stay there and you want to get rid of unneeded medicine, you can contact poison center there for more questions.

A lot of the USA citizens keep packs of unneeded pills. The list may include pills that were left from the course of treatment, pills that become unnecessary, pills that can’t be used due to allergies, etc. It is important to get rid of such medicine properly.

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