The Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Task Force is promoting Prescription Drug Take Back Day. On Saturday, Oct. 28, multiple locations throughout the state will accept unused and expired prescription drugs.
Liquid and pill medications can be dropped off anonymously, with no questions asked, between the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Proper disposal of prescription drugs helps protect children and pets from accidental consumption, and also helps curb illegal drug use and theft. Indiana is working hard to combat the opioid epidemic, and with 4 out of 5 new heroin users starting with prescription medications; these take-back programs make a real difference in saving lives.
Unused and expired medicine also harms the environment. It is important to never wash any medicine down the drain or flush it down the toilet. Doing so contaminates Indiana’s rivers and groundwater. By properly disposing of medicine you are protecting yourself, your neighbors and the environment.
During the National Take Back Day event in April, Hoosiers safely turned in 17,803 pounds of prescription drugs.
Click here to find a drop off site near you.
Learn about safe disposal and storage methods for prescription drugs by clicking here.