DEA Reports April’s Take Back Day Set Record

The DEA has reported the 17th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day had its highest-ever partner participation.  DEA and its law enforcement partners report that April’s Take Back Day collected almost 469 tons of unwanted drugs at nearly 6,400 collection sites.  This collection brings the total collected amount of unused or expired prescription medications to […]

Next Drug Take Back Day Scheduled for April 27

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will host the next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Now in its 9th year, the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day events continue to remove ever-higher amounts of opioids and other medicines from the nation’s homes, where they […]

Nebraska Declares Drug Overdose Awareness Week

Nebraska has declared the last week of August “Drug Overdose Awareness Week” as part of the state’s initiative to remove and dispose of unused medications from Nebraska homes.  The Nebraska Pharmacists Association, along with the Nebraska Regional Poison Center and the Groundwater Foundation, are working together on the Nebraska MEDS Initiative to educate residents on […]

Report by GAO Shows Low Participation Rates Among Pharmacies as Voluntary Unused Drug Collectors

Last month, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report to Congress detailing low participation rates among pharmacies and other eligible entities in the DEA’s unused controlled substance collection and disposal system.  Using data as of April 2017, the report found that about three percent of pharmacies and eligible entities (hospitals, treatment programs, distributors, […]