The Drug Enforcement Administration’s 7th National Drug Take-Back Day is scheduled for Saturday, October 26th from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. Last April, Americans turned in 371 tons (over 742,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at over 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. In its six previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners took in over 2.8 million pounds—more than 1,400 tons—of pills.
This is a great time to get rid of unused and unwanted medications. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. The initiative stems from legislation aimed at removing medications that have abuse potential and are often procured from the medicine cabinets of friends and families. It’s also important to dispose of medications in an environmentally safe way. I have identified the following Louisville area locations participating:
- Fiscal Court Building- 531 Court Place, 6th Floor, Louisville, KY
- CVS Parking Lot- 2106 Brownsboro Rd, Louisville, KY
- Jefferson County Public Schools Admin Office- 3332 Newburg Rd, Louisville, KY
- CVS Parking Lot- 2311 Lime Kiln Lane, Louisville, KY
- CVS Parking Lot- 4249 Outer Loop Rd, Louisville, KY
- CVS Parking Lot- 9575 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY
- Clarksville Town Building Entrance off Veterans Pkwy-1970 Broadway, Clarksville, IN
There are several locations outside the Louisville area including Buckner, Taylorsville, Fort Knox and Corydon, IN.
To search for other locations participating outside the Louisville area, click here.
To read my previous blog on using expired medications, click here.
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