October 23rd is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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October 23rd is the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers, 4.9 million people misused prescription stimulants, and 5.9 million people misused prescription tranquilizers or sedatives in 2019. The survey also showed that a majority of misused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

Results for the April 20, 2021 National Take Back Day are as follows:

  • Total Law Enforcement Participation: 4,425
  • Total Collection Sites: 5,060
  • Total Weight Collected: 839,543 lbs. (420 Tons)

For a collection site locator for October 23rd, visit the DEA’s Drug Take Back Day website at: https://takebackday.dea.gov

If you miss Drug Take Back Day, there are year-round drop off location in West Hollywood and surrounding areas.

Public Controlled Substance Disposal Locations near 90069 are:

  • THE VONS COMPANIES INC 8969 SANTA MONICA BLVD WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069 1 miles
  • THRIFTY PAYLESS, INC. 7900 WEST SUNSET BOULEVARD LOS ANGELES, CA 90046 1 miles
  • GARFIELD BEACH CVS, L.L.C. 6360 WEST THIRD STREET LOS ANGELES, CA 90036 3 miles.
  • THRIFTY PAYLESS, INC. 300 NORTH CANON DRIVE BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210 3 miles.
  • JANEO, LLC DBA ELEMENTS PHARMACY 12602-12604 VENTURA BLVD. STUDIO CITY, CA 91604 4 miles.
  • THRIFTY PAYLESS, INC. 10989 VENTURA BOULEVARD STUDIO CITY, CA 91604 4 miles.
  • KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITALS 6041 CADILLAC AVENUE RM A LOS ANGELES, CA 90034 5 miles.
  • THE VONS COMPANIES INC 727 NORTH VINE STREET LOS ANGELES, CA 90038 4 miles.
  • WALGREEN CO. 5467 WILSHIRE BLVD LOS ANGELES, CA 90036 4 miles.
  • THRIFTY PAYLESS, INC. 226 NORTH LARCHMONT BLVD. LOS ANGELES, CA 90004 5 miles.
  • THE PHARMACY DEPOT 4948 W PICO BLVD UNIT B LOS ANGELES, CA 90019 5 miles.
  • KAISER FDN HEALTH PLAN INC DBA KAISER PERMANENTE PHARMACY #014 4950 SUNSET BLVD LOS ANGELES, CA 90027 6 miles.
  • BRUIN HEALTH PHARMACY 308 WESTWOOD PLZ # A-250 LOS ANGELES, CA 90095 5 miles.
  • KAISER PERMANENTE PHARMACY #002 4867 SUNSET BLVD, FL 1 LOS ANGELES, CA 90027 6 miles.
  • UCLA MEDICAL CENTER MEDICAL 200 MEDICAL PLAZA SUITE 135 LOS ANGELES, CA 90095 6 miles.
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