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Rx take-back nears 4,000 U.S. sites
Midwest Region, October 20, 2011
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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s planned nationwide effort to collect unwanted medications for safe disposal on October 29 compliments the Service's collaborative SMARXT DISPOSAL campaign to educate consumers how to dispose of unwanted medications responsibly.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s planned nationwide effort to collect unwanted medications for safe disposal on October 29 compliments the Service's collaborative SMARXT DISPOSAL campaign to educate consumers how to dispose of unwanted medications responsibly. - Photo Credit: US Drug Enforcement Administration
Presented here is a current (20 October 2011) list of unwanted medication collection sites located within a 60-mile radius of La Crosse, WI.  A continuously updated list of collection sites in or near your community can be found on the Internet by visiting www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback
Presented here is a current (20 October 2011) list of unwanted medication collection sites located within a 60-mile radius of La Crosse, WI. A continuously updated list of collection sites in or near your community can be found on the Internet by visiting www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback - Photo Credit: US Drug Enforcement Administration

On October 29, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will coordinate a collaborative effort with participating state and local law enforcement agencies nationwide to safely remove potentially dangerous pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications from our nation’s medicine cabinets.

 

This initiative compliments the Service's continuing SMARXT DISPOSAL campaign program, a collaborative effort with the American Pharmacist's Association and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, to educate consumers how to dispose of unwanted medications in a responsible manner that safeguards lives and protects the environment.

The public is encouraged to take their expired, unused, and unwanted medications to one of nearly 4000 sites around the country where they will be collected for destruction, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. local time, on Saturday, October 29.

Presented here is a current (20 October 2011) list of collection sites located within a 60-mile radius of La Crosse, WI. A continuously updated list of collection sites in or near your community can be found on the Internet by visiting www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback

More than 309 tons of unwanted meds were collected nationwide during two earlier DEA sponsored disposal events, protecting both human and environmental safety. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!


Contact Info: Mark Steingraeber, 608-783-8436, Mark_Steingraeber@fws.gov



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