Given the need for social distancing due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has postponed the next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, originally scheduled for April 25, 2020.
The last event, held in October 2019, collected more than 440 tons of unused medications. Since these events began, more than 6300 tons of unused medications have been collected at these events.
If patients or caregivers need to dispose of unused medications before the next event, a list of year-round drop-off locations is available here. Patients should contact a site prior to visiting, as many pharmacies and other locations may have limited hours during the COVID-19 outbreak.