OmedaRx Supports the Drug Enforcement Administration's Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

September 24, 2014

While medication is important for the treatment of conditions, it is important to dispose of them properly to reduce the risk of medication accidentally being ingested.  OmedaRx is supporting the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday, September 27th to help clear homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

This nationally recognized day addresses a vital public safety and public health issue, preventing the abuse or misuse of unwanted prescriptions by helping people remove them from their homes and dispose of them in an environmentally friendly way.

On September 27th individuals can drop their unwanted or expired prescriptions to a designated medication collection site.

"OmedaRx supports Drug Take-Back Day to make the public aware of the danger leftover prescription medications and expired medications pose in each household," said OmedaRx General Manager Raulo Frear. "We encourage individuals to drop their medications off to be disposed of properly, and make an informed choice about leftover prescription medications."

Unlike illicit drugs, prescription medications are often found in home medicine cabinets, making it easier for the drugs to be used inappropriately or accidentally taken. According to the Partnership at Drugfree.org, more than four in ten teens who have misused or abused a prescription drug obtained it from their parents’ medicine cabinet. Further, when prescription drugs are disposed of by being flushed down the toilet or thrown in the trash, which can pose additional hazards to individuals and the environment.

Learn more about National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day and collection site locations.

To learn more about OmedaRx, visit www.omedarx.com.