Sometimes, when people are being treated for pain, the pain ends before all of the prescribed pills are used. If you have leftover pills, what should you do with them?
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 60 people die every day in the U.S. from prescription drug overdoses. To reduce this number, it is important for patients to properly dispose of any expired or unused pills and keep others from accessing and misusing them.
We recommend that you drop off your unused or expired medications for proper disposal at designated drop boxes. These drop boxes are located in participating law enforcement offices and pharmacies, and you can visit our Drop Box Finder to find one closest to you.
Another way to safely dispose of your medications is to attend a take-back event. These events are held two times a year as part of the DEA’s National Take Back Day.
Don’t become an accidental drug dealer. Drop your unused or expired medications at a box today!