Nationwide DEA Take Back Day TOMORROW


E&C Members Raise Awareness and Get Involved in the Process

WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier this month, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced locations for their National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which will be held tomorrow, Saturday, April 28, 2018.

People and communities looking to take part in the day of action, can find a collection site near them by visiting the DEA’s Take Back Day site, or visiting Google, which will help identify collection sites and provide directions to find them.

DEA agents stationed in the Rayburn House Office Building helped collect unused medications

Earlier this week, DEA held Take Back Day at federal government offices, including the Rayburn House Office Building. This unique opportunity helped encourage members of Congress and their staff to participate in the process.

DEA’s most recent Take Back Day, held last October, collected 912,305 lbs. (456 tons) of pills collected across 5,321 collection sites. Leading up to the national day of action, Energy and Commerce Committee members filmed public service announcements and held collection events in their districts.

This year, committee members have continued those efforts to get involved in the process and raise awareness about a way for our communities to help combat the opioid crisis.

To learn more about Energy and Commerce’s comprehensive efforts to combat the opioid crisis, click HERE.