U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis wants to ensure that Idahoans are aware how to rid their homes of unused and unwanted medications.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is holding its 19th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, October 24, 2020, at locations across the country, including 38 here in Idaho. The nationwide event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
“The availability of unused prescriptions is a significant contributor to opioids and other medications ending up in the wrong hands,” said Davis. “DEA is providing an important public service to our communities. I urge Idahoans to do their part by going to a collection site and safely disposing of unused, expired, and dangerous prescriptions. DEA is making it easier for all of us and I thank them for organizing this biannual event.”