Delaware Prescription Drug Take-Back Sites
Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the United States. National Take-Back Day provides a safe and easy way to dispose of these medications, since throwing the substances away provides an easy source of drugs for those who would abuse or sell them, and flushing drugs can result in water contamination.
Drop-off sites are located statewide, and the process is free and anonymous. State and local police agencies, the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, pharmacies, educational institutions, and retirement communities have teamed up to host drop-off sites statewide on Saturday, September 29th.
- Prescription and over-the-counter oral medications (tablets, capsules and liquids) are accepted
- Intravenous solutions, injectables, needles and aerosols will not be accepted
- Illicit substances such as marijuana and methamphetamine are not part of the program.
Delawareans turned in 6,808 pounds of expired or unnecessary medications during the last Prescription Drug Take-Back event in April of this year.