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Posted on: September 8, 2020

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is October 24

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The National Take Back Initiative (NTBI) will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Olivette City Center on October 24, 2020.

The next National Take Back Day will be October 24, 2020. This event is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs at locations in communities throughout the country.  Properly disposing of the drugs helps cut down on opioid abuse and keeps chemicals out of our water supply. 

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

How to Register for DEA’s National Take Back Initiative

 Registration requires two-step authentication; you will need information from this email (the generic Username and Password, below) and information supplied in a separate email (your individual “Participant ID”) you will be receiving later today.

Once you have received the second email (containing the Participant ID), use the link below to access the web site. Enter the generic Username and Password to log in.

Website: https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/NTBI

  • Enter Username: NTBIUSER01
  • Password: ju$tSayno135

Once logged into the site, use your “Participant ID” (from the second email) to access your specific registration. Once there, please do the following:

  • Edit/update the information for your agency (especially noting the point of contact information),
  • Add/update collection site(s) information; DEA can only coordinate for collection of material from agencies with registered collection sites. The collection sites will be made available to the public via our website. This will allow the public to locate the closest collection site on the day of the event.  (A collection site can be anywhere you wish – for example, station houses, churches, libraries, fire stations, laundromats, or the zoo.)


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