Drug Take Back Program

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Twice a year, the Blue Ash Police Department and the DEA provide the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Drug Take Back Days are typically held in April and October, check the City Calendar for current dates and times.  The dates for these events will be also posted on social media and in other City publications.  

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Bring your pills for disposal to the front parking lot of the Municipal and Safety Center, 4343 Cooper Road in Blue Ash. Only pills or patches will be accepted, no liquids, needles, or sharps.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.

In addition to DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, there are many other ways to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs every day, including the 11,000 authorized collectors that are available all year long. For more information, visit DEA’s year-round collection site locator.

The FDA also provides information on how to properly dispose of prescription drugs. More information is available here: https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/where-and-how-dispose-unused-medicines.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 23 Take Back Day event, go to www.DEATakeBack.com.