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October 27 is National Drug Take Back Day – ISMS Offers Free Promotional Materials, Online Resources
Posted on: 9/24/2018

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Get the word out to your patients about the next National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on October 27, sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Locate a convenient collection site.

The nation’s ongoing opioid epidemic proves that addiction, overdose or both can be as close as the medicine cabinet of a family member or friend.  After all, one third of all U.S. prescriptions go unused each year.

Check out these ISMS resources: 

Illinois State Police headquarters in Des Plaines, Elgin, Joliet, Collinsville and LaSalle also provide drug collection receptacles.

Important: It is unlawful for physicians to take custody of a patient's prescription medication for the purpose of disposal – unless they are a licensed collector.

If you need assistance, ISMS members and their practice management professionals may also contact our advocacy team with questions by calling 800-782-4767 ext. 1470, or by sending an email.


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