WASHINGTON, DC – This past weekend, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) held its 16th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. This latest Take Back Day occurred just days after President Trump signed into law the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, which will help the nation combat the opioid crisis.
Previous DEA Take Back Days have collected nearly one million pounds of unused and expired prescription medication, preventing those pills from causing harm in communities, and providing an opportunity for individuals and families to do their part in combating the opioid crisis. As with previous Take Back Days, Energy and Commerce members continued their work to combat the opioid crisis by making sure their constituents knew where and how to dispose of prescription drugs, with some also visiting their local collection sites.
Committee members and House Republicans took to twitter to raise awareness for Take Back Day and ensure people could easily find the collection sites nearest to them – the DEA operated over 5,000 collection sites nationwide.
To learn more about DEA’s Take Back Day, click HERE.
To learn more about the work Energy and Commerce is doing to combat the opioid crisis, click HERE.