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Saturday, April 28, 2012

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Village Hall
7500 S. Oketo Avenue
Bridgeview, US-IL , 60455

708-594-2525


DEA has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day which will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 10:00am to 2:00pm. This event will take place at the Bridgeview Village Hall.

The 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) estimates that there are 7 million current non-medical users of prescription drugs in the United States. The NSDUH survey further indicates there are more Americans abusing psychotherapeutics than the number of cocaine, heroin, and hallucinogen abusers combined. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet. Expired, unused, or unwanted controlled substances in our homes are a potential source of supply that fuel this abuse and are an unacceptable risk to public health and safety.

On September 25, 2010, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) sponsored the first National Take Back Initiative (NTBI). Today DEA, in conjunction with state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the United States have removed 995,185 pounds (498.5 tons) of medication from circulation.

DEA has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day which will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Bridgeview Village Hall.

This national take-back initiative will provide another unified opportunity for the nation to remove these potentially dangerous drugs from our homes. DEA welcomes your efforts in soliciting Long Term Care Facilities (LTCF) to participate in this event. As before, each law enforcement agency choosing to participate will register with DEA online and will add the location(s) for the collection sites within their communities. DEA will pledge to be at as many of these locations as possible. In addition, we will also supply the collection containers and coordinate the pick-up and disposal of the surrendered pharmaceuticals following the event at no cost to the participating agency.

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