National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be taking place Saturday, October 29, 2022. Prescription Drug Take Back Day encourages the public to remove unneeded medications from their homes as a measure of preventing medication misuse and opioid addiction from ever starting.
How to Safely Dispose of Expired or Unwanted Medicine
Disposal Kiosk Sites
Many pharmacies and law enforcement agencies have disposal kiosks where you can get rid of unwanted, unused, or expired over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medicines. To ﬁnd a kiosk site near you, check out this locator on MyOldMeds.com.
If there is not a kiosk located near you, follow these simple steps to dispose of OTC and most prescription medicines in your household trash:
Should My Medicine Be Flushed?
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has a ﬂush list for speciﬁc medicines that should be ﬂushed down the toilet if a disposal kiosk is not available. View the list on FDA’s website.
Source: Safe Kids Worldwide