National Take-Back Initiative for expired drugs

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Turn in outdated and unwanted prescriptions no questions asked

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

In Los Alamos, the Los Alamos Police Department will set up a collection site from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Los Alamos Medical Center, 3917 West Rd.

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. 

  • The program is anonymous. 
  • Prescription and over the counter solid dosage medications - tablets and capsules will be 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.

These drugs are a potential source of supply for illegal use and an unacceptable risk to public health and safety.

This one-day effort is intended to bring national focus to the issue of increasing pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse. 

For information, contact the LAPD at 882-8222.