Deliveries of drugs to DEA Prescription Drug Take-Back Day events are confidential, with no personal information collected and no questions asked. Proper disposal also helps reduce the risk of prescription drugs entering a human water supply or potentially harming aquatic life, police said.
Underwood issued earlier this week, 474.5 tons of unused medication were collected during the last National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, with almost 40,000 pounds of unused medication collected in NY alone. Very importantly you don't want to have narcotics, opioids leftover medications from say a surgery left in your house.
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This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Overall, in its 15 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in almost 10 million pounds-nearly 5,000 tons-of pills. Collection sites will be set up at police stations, transfer stations, pharmacies and other locations on Saturday. "Most of these abused drugs come from family and friends", Rachel O'Connor, director of the county Community Services Department, said.
Most police departments in the River Valley and Northwest Arkansas take part in National Drug Take Back Day. It's sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration in cooperation with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office.
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"You're not using them". It also says that flushing medications or throwing them in the trash is a danger to waterways and wildlife.
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