Blog

The Alliance’s blog offers a personal, inside look at our activities and perspectives on a range of timely issues. We encourage your feedback.

BACK TO BLOG

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: April 29th, 2016

If you take prescription medications, you may have some unused medications stowed away in a medicine or kitchen cabinet. In fact, an estimated 40 percent of medications go unused.

Unused medications can present dangers to everyone, especially kids. But it's also dangerous to improperly dispose of them. 

If you have unused medications, you won't want to miss this opportunity to safely dispose of them! Tomorrow, on April 30, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration holds a National Prescription Take Back Day. This nationwide event "provides a safe, convenient, and environmentally responsible way of getting rid of prescription drugs."

Tomorrow all across the U.S., there will be collection stations where you can take your medications for free disposal. To find your nearest collection station, visit this site

Now, if you don't have a chance to participate in tomorrow's take back day, don't despair. Safe medication disposal does not have to be difficult. Watch our new film below to learn how you can safely dispose of your medications to keep you and your loved ones safe. We thank the DEA for sharing this film on its National Prescription Take Back Day page.

To learn more, you can also visit the Alliance's medication safety page






Posted in: Prevention / Drug Safety

A Tribute to a Great Scientist

Author: Dan Perry

Date: March 11th, 2008

FDA Needs More Funding to Fulfill Its Mission

Author: Cynthia Bens

Date: March 18th, 2008

Spending or Investing? -- The Silver Book & Innovation

Author: Lindsay Clarke

Date: March 26th, 2008

Preventing the Flu: A Q & A with Dr. William Schaffner

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: December 4th, 2017

A Recap of the Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s Disease Conference

Author: Phyllis Greenberger

Date: December 1st, 2017

An Update on the Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s Disease Conference

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: November 7th, 2017

Living Longer & Loving It

Sign up for our electronic newsletter Living Longer & Loving It