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April 28 — DEA’s Take Back Day, Opportunity for Americans to Prevent Drug Misuse & Deaths

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That’s dangerous and often tragic.

The DEA’s Take Back Day provides an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. Let’s clean out our medicine cabinets and turn in – safely and anonymously – a record amount of prescription drugs.

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