DEA's National Drug Take Back Day
Join WMAL, the Drug Enforcement Administration and DisposeRx on Saturday, April 27th 10 am to 2 pm at the Heath & Wellness Expo in Sterling, VA. The DEA will be on site to collect any expired prescription and over-the-counter medications. It’s as simple as cleaning out your cabinet and bringing your medications to any DEA take back location. Plus, see over 60 health care professionals offering free vision and hearing exams in addition to free screenings for blood pressure, glucose, weight and BMI. Information on nutrition, oral health, diabetes, women’s health, and pre-natal care will also be provided.
This community event brings together representatives from area nonprofit and health organizations to ensure local residents have access to quality health resources including information and counseling services to combat smoking, drug addiction and domestic violence.
INVOA Blood Donor Services will be onsite to accept blood donations. Other organizations in attendance include the Loudoun Health Department, Catholic Charities, Good Shepherd Alliance, Legal Services, Area Agency on Aging, Commuter Services, Salvation Army, Fire and Rescue, Sheriff’s Department, Loudoun County Parks, Recreation & Community Services, Wegmans, YMCA, Mobile Hope and Food pantries.
National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day
The goal—to raise awareness and effectively rid homes of unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications, sitting in medicine cabinets, night stands or kitchen cabinets, that have the potential for diversion or abuse by family members, friends or visitors to your home.
Everyone is encouraged to take the time during National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day to make his or her home safe and do their part to help fight drug addiction. Review medications wherever you keep them—in your medicine cabinet, night stand or kitchen cabinets, for example—and safely dispose of leftovers from any surgery or illness or those that have expired. You can safely, effectively and easily dispose of these medications by using a site-of-use, in-home disposal solution available online. You can see for yourself how easy and safe it can be.
DisposeRx founded National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Month to raise awareness of the risks associated with keeping leftover or expired prescription or over the counter medications in your home. Drug addiction, overdose, poisonings and deaths related to leftover medications are real. So is contamination of our environment from flushing medications or putting them in the trash. DisposeRx provides a safe and effective way to dispose of expired and unused medications that is easy to use and eco-friendly.