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Turn in unused or expired medicine this Saturday, Sept. 25

National Prescription Take-Back Initiative
Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, 10am-2pm

On Sept. 25, 2010, DEA will coordinate a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets.

DEA will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction at sites nationwide. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Local Collection Site:

Blue Island Police Department
13031 S. Greenwood Ave

The National Take-Back Day provides an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for destruction.  These drugs are a potential source of supply for illegal use and an unacceptable risk to public health and safety.

  • The program is anonymous.
  • Prescription and over the counter solid dosage medications, i.e. tablets and capsules accepted.
  • Intra-venous solutions, injectables, and needles will not be accepted.
  • Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative.