National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 26

Health officials blame overprescribing pain killers for opiate epidemic  (WDTN Photo)
Health officials blame overprescribing pain killers for opiate epidemic (WDTN Photo)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is reminding Ohioans to take advantage of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which will take place across the country Saturday, April 26.

Ohioans can drop of unneeded or unwanted prescription medications at nearly 300 locations in the state between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

“While the number of prescription drug overdose deaths in Ohio is going down, we still need to work together to do everything possible to prevent future death and addition,” said Attorney General DeWine.  “By properly disposing of your unneeded medications, you are helping to make sure those pills cannot be misused.”

According to the DEA, seven previous nationwide Take-Back events have removed a total of more than 3.4 million pounds of medication from circulation.

A list of collection sites in Ohio can be found on the DEA’s website: National Take Back Initiative Collection Site Search provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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