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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day - April 2015

Typically held in April, this event 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.

To locate a drop off location nearest you, please visit: or call 1-800-882-9539.

Prescription Drug Drop Boxes

If you would like to dispose of your unwanted medication prior to April 2015, please visit this link to locate a prescription drug drop box near you:


Additional Resources

Drug Enforcement Agency Diversion Control Program

Prescription for Prevention: Stop the Epidemic

Food and Drug Administration - Disposal of Unused Medicines: What You Should Know

Ohio Department of Health, Violence and Injury Prevention Program: Drug Overdose Page


Page updated: 05/02/2014