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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is This Saturday

It's Time to Get Rid of Expired, Unused and Unwanted Medications

The next National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, October 26th from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.  It is sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in an effort to help prevent prescription drug abuse and diversion. The majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.
 
This service is free and anonymous - encourage your patients to dispose of their unwanted medications on Saturday, October 26th.  
  
There are 30 collection sites in Orange County: 

Aliso Viejo

Anaheim

Brea

Buena Park

Corona Del Mar

Costa Mesa

Cypress

Dana Point

Fountain Valley

Fullerton

 

Garden Grove

Huntington Beach

Irvine

La Habra

Laguna Beach

Laguna Hills

Laguna Niguel

Lake Forest

Mission Viejo

Newport Beach

 

Orange

Placentia

Rossmoor

San Clemente

San Juan Capistrano

Santa Ana

Seal Beach

Tustin

Westminster

Yorba Linda


To find the location of a Take Back collection site near you visit the DEA website at 
www.justice.gov/dea or call (800) 882-9539.


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