National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday, April 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time.
During the October 2021 Take Back Day, Tennesseans safely and securely disposed of nearly 17,000 pounds of medications at 112 sites across the state.
The bi-annual medication collection event comes as authorities are warning of the danger of counterfeit prescription pills that are laced with fentanyl. The DEA estimates that four out of every 10 counterfeit pills bought on the street or over the internet or social media apps contain a lethal dose of fentanyl.
Check with your local police or sheriff’s department for locations.