Oct. 28 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, an opportunity for the public to safely dispose of unwanted or expired tablets, capsules, patches and other solid forms of prescription drugs. The Saturday event offers free and anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at almost 5,000 local drop-off locations nationwide. Over more than 10 years, the Drug Enforcement Administration event has collected 8,650 tons of old, unwanted or expired medications, including opioid and other drugs susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. DEA offers posters and other materials to help hospitals and other partners promote the event in their community. Collection sites should be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.

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