National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in USA in 2024
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Dates of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
2025 Apr 26, Oct 25
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2024 Apr 27, Oct 26
USASat, Oct 26Observances Holiday
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2023 Apr 29, Oct 28
USASat, Oct 28Observances Holiday
USASat, Apr 29Observances Holiday
2022 Apr 30, Oct 29
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2021 Apr 24, Oct 23
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Summary
Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

This event happens twice a year - in April and October. It began in 2000.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue.

According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers, 4.9 million people misused prescription stimulants, and 5.9 million people misused prescription tranquilizers or sedatives in 2019.

The survey also showed that a majority of misused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

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