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April 30 Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Saturday, April 30, is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a day during which hundreds of locations throughout California will be accepting and properly disposing of unused prescription drugs, including controlled substances. Proper disposal of unused prescription drugs helps prevent diversion and misuse associated with these medications. This one-day event will provide patients with free, anonymous collection of unwanted and expired medicines. During previous Take Back events over the past five years, 5.5 million pounds — more than 2,750 tons — of drugs were collected nationwide. In addition to providing a ...