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DEA Expands Prescription Drug Take-Back Efforts

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The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) will soon allow hospitals, drug manufacturers, pharmacies, and other authorized entities to take back prescription controlled substances. These organizations, as well as law enforcement, can voluntarily maintain collection receptacles and administer mail-back programs. Before this change, people could either dispose of unused drugs themselves (which poses environmental concerns), or return them to police stations in one of the DEA’s semi-annual prescription take-back events.


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