National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is October 26, 2019
Safely dispose of your unused or unwanted medication on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Proper disposal of prescription medication is important for both public health and safety. Unused medications in the household are more likely to be stolen, misused and abused. Rates of prescription drug abuse are alarmingly high as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses. Studies show that most of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends. And Americans are now advised that flushing medications down the toilet poses serious health and safety hazards.
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi is committed to supporting the health and safety of our members and providing you the information you need to make smart choices related to prescription drugs. If you have any unused or expired medications, we encourage you to take advantage of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. You can find a disposal location near you by visiting the DEA’s website.
You can also learn about how we are working to help stop opioid misuse and abuse in Mississippi.