National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Each spring, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) partners with state and local enforcement agencies for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. On April 26, 2014, 780,158 pounds (390 tons) of prescription medications were collected from the public at more than 6,072 locations manned by 4,423 state, local and tribal enforcement agencies partnering with the DEA. At the 2013 event, 371 tons were collected.
To date, more than 4.1 million pounds (2,123 tons) of prescription medications have been removed from circulation at these national events.