Saturday, October 28, 2023, is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and this is the day you can safely dispose of old unused medication.
In Brownsville, old unused medication can be dropped off from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at the Walgreens located at 1525 Central Boulevard.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, organized by the Drug Enforcement Administration, reflects the DEA’s commitment to Americans’ safety and health, encouraging the public to remove unneeded medications from their homes as a measure of preventing medication misuse and opioid addiction from ever starting.
Since its inception in 2010, DEA’s National Prescription Take Back Day has removed almost 17 million pounds of unneeded medications from communities across the country.
Safe medication disposal receptacles along with DEA Take Back events provide families easy, no-cost opportunities to get rid of unnecessary medicines stored in the home that can be susceptible to abuse and theft.