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Posted on: September 18, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Drugs - Take Back Day

Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, October 26, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Shaler North Hills Library

List of acceptable medications and vaping devices below.

  • Medications, whether prescription or over-the-counter, from households are accepted.
  • Medications may be disposed of in the original container or in a sealed plastic bag.
  • Liquids must remain in the original container.
  • No needles, syringes or lancets shall be placed in the drop box.

DEA to accept electronic vaping devices and cartridges as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

in continuation of this effort, DEA and its national, tribal and community partners will hold the 18th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day across the country. The service is free and anonymous.

For the first time, DEA will now accept vaping devices and cartridges at any of its drop off locations during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. It is important to note that DEA cannot accept devices containing lithium ion batteries. If batteries cannot be removed prior to drop-off, DEA encourages individuals to consult with stores that recycle lithium ion batteries.

Concerns have been raised across the United States over illnesses and death caused by vaping and the high youth vaping initiation rates. In an effort to support a healthy lifestyle and energetic population, especially amongst America’s youth, DEA is committed to doing all it can to help safely dispose of vaping devices and substances.

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