DEA-Sponsored Prescription Painkiller Take Back Program To Launch In Early October

TIME (9/30, Sifferlin) reports that the DEA prescription pain killer take back program, which will “allow Americans to get rid of their excess drugs at pharmacies or police departments with drop-off receptacles,” is slated to launch in early October. The program was developed under the auspices of the 2010 Drug Disposal Act, which “gave the DEA the authority to create a framework for how the general public and facilities could dispose of prescription pills properly and safely.”

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— “Soon You Can Send Your Expired Painkillers Through the Mail,” Alexandra Sifferlin, Time, September 29, 2014.

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