Unlike a Cluttered Desk, A Cluttered Medicine Cabinet…

October 20, 2022By Larry K. Houck

If, as Albert Einstein supposedly quipped, a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what then does a cluttered medicine cabinet signify?  More than a mere sign, a cluttered medicine cabinet can be hazardous if it contains unneeded and expired prescription medication susceptible to theft, misuse and abuse.  If you need more motivation to clean out your cluttered medicine cabinet, the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) and its law enforcement partners are hosting thousands of local drop-off locations nationwide for proper disposal of unneeded medication on Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 10 am to 2 pm local time.

DEA hosts National Prescription Drug Take Back Days each spring and autumn.  DEA’s Take Back Day in April collected more than 720,000 pounds of unneeded medication at 5,144 collection sites and has collected nearly 16 million pounds of medication since 2010.  More information about DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, including disposal locations, can be found here.

DEA’s website also lists permanent, year-round disposal locations.  It may not be a bad idea to tidy up your desk as well.