[Pharmwaste] RE: DEA collection day - Arkansas article

Gilliam, Allen GILLIAM at adeq.state.ar.us
Mon Sep 27 11:46:12 EDT 2010


Excerpt from one of Arkansas' 9/25 take-back campaign fliers:

" This endeavor is part of a nationwide drug take-back event being conducted by the DEA.  The event now has over 200 drop off locations in Arkansas and over 180 law enforcement agencies have signed on to assist.  For more information on the event please visit www.artakeback.org or contact your local law enforcement agency."

Am awaiting the summary of outcome of this statewide campaign,

Allen g

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Subject: [Pharmwaste] DEA collection day - Washington Post article


DEA's take back day made the Washington Post:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/23/AR2010092303233.html

With the abuse of prescription drugs continuing to rise, the Drug Enforcement Administration is for the first time asking people nationwide to turn in their expired, unused and unwanted prescription medicines at more than 4,000 locations on Saturday.

The first national "Take Back Day" aims to collect powerful drugs that are beneficial to patients, but that could easily fall into the wrong hands if left to languish in homes. People will be able to turn in pills, powders and other solid medicines anonymously and without fear of prosecution; authorities will then safely destroy the medications by incinerating them.


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