(The 20th Take Back Day)....It has been set for April 24th.
The day is designed to collect potentially dangerous prescription medications at designated collections sites. It is a Drug Enforcement Administration program, and they are assisted by other law enforcement entities and volunteers. At th last Take Back Day in October, the DEA collected a record amount of expired, unused prescription medications, with th public turning in close to 500 tons of unwanted drugs. Over the 10 year span of Take Back Day, DEA has brought in more than 6.800 tons of prescription drugs. They say studies show a majority of abused prescription drugs come from family and friends, including from home medicine cabinets. They say cleaning out unused medicine is essential. The CDC says incidence of overdose deaths have increase during the current pandemic.