Turn in Unused, Expiring Meds on Prescription Take-back Day

national prescription drug take-back day

The Drug Enforcement Agency again offers the public an opportunity to drop off unused and or expired medications (including DEA controlled medications) from 10 am to 2 pm this Saturday, April 29. Find a site near you.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose of prescription drugs. In October 2016, Americans turned in 366 tons (more than 730,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,200 sites. In 12 previous events, the DEA and its partners have taken in more than 7.1 million pounds—more than 3,500 tons—of pills.

HealthFirst Can Help You Manage Pharmaceutical Waste

If you can’t take advantage of this opportunity, HealthFirst is always here to help you dispose of non-controlled unused or expired medications through our unused medications envelope and/or 2-gallon pharmaceutical waste mail-back container. Each offers an economical, mail-back solution for the safe collection, return shipment, and destruction of pharmaceutical waste. Learn more about:

2-Gallon Pharmaceutical Waste Mail-Back Container

HealthFirst Recovery Services container

Unused Medications Envelope

Pharmaceutical Mail-back envelope

Questions about which solution is best for you? Please call our compliance counselors at 800-331-1984 or email us at customerservice@healthfirst.com.


Bryan is the Product Manager for the Environmental and Infection Control product lines at HealthFirst. Bryan comes with an extensive background in the waste industry and was instrumental in the development of HealthFirst's Sharps Management, Medical Waste Mangement, Amalgam and Pharmaceutical Waste Recovery product lines.


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