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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 7:55 AM

By U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration information

They will also accept vaping devices and cartridges

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is back to educate the public about the safety of prescription drugs. 

The Drug Enforcement Administration will host the national effort this Saturday, October 26, from 10 AM - 2 PM. 

The DEA's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day "aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications."

The Drug Take Back gives the public the opportunity to drop off expired, unused, or unwanted prescriptions to be disposed of properly. 

There will be collection sites all over the country including the Indiana State Police Post in Versailles.

Collection Sites With In 25 Miles of Madison

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration announced that it is expanding its successful National Prescription Drug Take Back Day initiative to accept vaping devices and cartridges.

Due to safety and environmental concerns, the DEA points out that it cannot accept devices containing lithium ion batteries and encourages individuals to remove the batteries from the devices before turning them in.

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