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Safe Medication Disposal

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During the COVID-19 health crisis, it's MORE IMPORTANT than ever to remove the risk and keep your loved ones safe.

Unused prescription drugs can be dangerous, especially for children, teens and even pets. Misused medications can lead to accidental overdose or addiction. Here are ways you can safely dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs:

The DEA hosts National Prescription Drug Take Back Day twice per year, in April and October.

The next DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Day is October 29, 2022.

Drop off at a take-back location

Many take back locations like pharmacies and police stations accept unused or expired medications year-round. If you can’t find a take back location near you, request a FREE DisposeRx packet.

Find take back locations in your area:

Douglas County Memorial Hospital
Monument Health Lead-Deadwood Hospital
Eagle Butte
Cheyenne River Health Center/Eagle Butte Hospital
Ellsworth Air Force Base
Ellsworth Air Force Base USAF-28 Medical Group/SGAL
Hot Springs
Sioux Falls
Sanford Hematology Oncology Clinic Pharmacy
Woodrow Wilson Keeble Memorial Health Care Center
Monument Health Spearfish Hospital
Monument Health Sturgis Hospital

Dispose meds safely from home!

Safely get rid of unused or expired prescription medication at home.

DisposeRx packets contain an FDA-approved ingredient that chemically and physically neutralizes the drugs when mixed with water. It can be used with pills, tablets, capsules, liquids and powders and thrown away safely at home. Order a FREE DisposeRx packet that is mailed directly to you.

Purchase mail-back packages at participating retail pharmacies

Many pharmacies offer mail-back envelopes for you to safely dispose of your unused medications through the U.S. Mail.

Visit the FDA for more information on proper prescription medication disposal.
Learn how to keep medications you are currently using safe and secure with a Medication Lock Box.
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