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National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative

Friday, April 26, 2013

National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

In the five previous Take-Back events, DEA in conjunction with our state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners have collected more than 2 million pounds (1,018 tons) of prescription medications were removed from circulation.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications. For more information, please visit http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html

Prescription medications will be accepted at the following locations:

  •  First District Station -101 M Street SW     
  •  First District Sub Station - 500 E Street SE
  •  Second District Station -3320 Idaho Avenue NW
  • Third District Station - 1620 V Street NW  
  • Fourth District  Station -  6001 Georgia Avenue NW
  • Fourth District Sub Station - 750 Park Road NW
  • Fifth District Station  -  1805 Bladensburg Road NE
  • Sixth District Station  -      100 42nd Street NE
  • Seventh District Station -  2455 Alabama Avenue SE
  • Wisconsin Baptist Church - 3920 Alton Place NW