Mark your calendars! The next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 30, 2022, from 10am-2pm at locations nationwide. This event, which happens twice a year, is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs at locations in communities throughout the country. The October 2021 Take Back Day brought in744,082 lbs. (372 Tons) of medication. This brings the total amount of … Continue reading National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: DEA Public Affairs (202) 307-7977Press Release DEA 2020 Year in Review: Combatting Serious Drug-Related Threats During the Pandemic WASHINGTON – With the unprecedented worldwide health emergency brought on by COVID-19, last year was filled with new challenges and increased risks. While much of the world focused on combating the pandemic, DEA continued to implement initiatives to combat violent drug traffickers who … Continue reading Combatting Serious Drug-Related Threats During the Pandemic
U.S. Drug Enforcement AdministrationFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: DEA Public Affairs(202) 307-7977 Press ReleaseAttorney General William P. Barr and Acting Administrator Timothy J. Shea Announce results of Operation Crystal Shield.Nearly 29,000 pounds of methamphetamine seized by DEA before reaching American streets. WASHINGTON – Today, Attorney General William P. Barr and Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Administrator Timothy J. Shea announced the results of Operation Crystal Shield, a DEA–led … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Operation Crystal Shield
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent … Continue reading Tomorrow is the DEA National TAKE BACK Day – Dispose of Your DANGEROUS Medications properly and safely. Get them OUT of your home!
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