Do not throw old medication bottles in the trash or flush medications down the toilet. Instead, take them to one of the DEA-sponsored National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days on Saturday.
Do you have old or expired prescription medications cluttering your medicine cabinet? Don’t throw bottles in the trash or flush medications down the toilet. Instead, take them to one of the DEA-sponsored National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days on Saturday.
According to the DEA, old prescription drugs left in medicine cabinets are fueling the opioid crisis, and the majority of people who become addicted to opioid drugs get their drugs from family or friends.
According to the FDA, some drugs are flushable and there are procedures for properly disposing of drugs, but the DEA says it’s best to bring in unused drugs by a designated collection date. Says.
Federal agencies will host the 25th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day event at thousands of facilities across the country on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
You can see the full list of events On the DEA website. Below are some of the events in the DC area.
- Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital
102 Irving St. NW, Washington DC, 20010
- 1st ward station
100 Edison Park Dr., Gaithersburg
- 2nd ward station
4823 Rugby Ave., Bethesda
- 3rd ward station
1002 Milestone Dr., Silver Spring
- 4th ward station
2300 Randolph Rd., Wheaton
- Goku Station
20000 Aircraft Doctor, Germantown
- 6th ward station
45 W. Watkins Mill Rd., Gaithersburg
- Chevy Chase Village Police Department
5906 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase
- brookville pharmacy
5454 Wisconsin Ave., (Ste. 400) Chevy Chase
- rite aid pharmacy
10134 River Rd., Potomac
- medstar pharmacy
18101 Prince Philip Dr. Oigny
3110 Oiney Sandy Spring Rd., Olney
9920 Key West Ave., Rockville
- Village Green Apothecary
5415 W. Cedar Ln., Bethesda
prince george county
- Parking lot next to Prince George Police Station
6600 Courthouse Rd, Prince George ,
Prince George ER 1700 Temple Pkwy (Prince George)
- Parking lot near the main entrance of the Hopewell Police Department
300 N. Main St, Hopewell
- Colonial Heights Police Station in the Toys R Us parking lot.
1869 South Park Boulevard, Columbia Heights
- St. Petersburg Sheriff’s Office, Walmart Parking Lot
3500 South Crater Rd, St. Petersburg
- Chesterfield County Police Department Westchester Emergency Department
601 Watkins Center Parkway, Midlothian
- Arlington County Fire Department No. 2
4805 Wilson Boulevard
- Arlington County Fire Department #5
1750 S. Hayes St.
- Arlington County Fire Department No. 9
1900 S. Walter Reed Drive
- Arlington County Police Department
2000 block of 14th Street N.
- Fair Oaks District Station
12300 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax, VA 22033
- Franconia district station
6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310
- Mason District Station
6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003
- tysons emergency
8240 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182
- Mount Vernon District Station
2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306
- Reston Hospital Center
1850 Town Center Parkway, Reston, VA 20190
Outside Pavilion 1, across from Parking Lot B
- Sully district station
4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA 20151
- West Springfield District Station
6140 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA 22152
- vienna city police
215 Center Street South, Vienna, VA 22180