The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for medication abuse.
Drug therapies and treatments change frequently, leaving injured workers with unused medications. Many pharmacies won’t accept medication returns for practical and legal reasons, so injured workers are left to dispose of them on their own – setting the stage for potential abuse and public health risks.
In 2014, the National Prescription Drug Take-Back initiative collected more than 309 tons of outdated, unused, excess medications in the U.S., Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
WHAT YOU CAN DO … Encourage injured workers to attend their local National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event, and bring outdated, unused medications – especially habit-forming drugs like Vicodin and Percocet – for responsible, free disposal.
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KeyScripts is committed to reducing prescription medication abuse. To learn more about National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, call Sean Chitwood, PharmD, MBA, our Director of Clinical Services, at 866.446.2848, Ext. 1142, or EMAIL SEAN.
Saturday, September 26, 2015: 10 AM to 2 PM
Saturday, September 12, 2015: 10 AM to 2 PM (PA & DE ONLY)