National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day (April 27 and October 26, 2019) aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. You can search the DEA website by zip code for a collection site near you.
Talk About Your Medicines Month (October)
Remember the 3 R's for safe medicine use - risk, respect, and responsibility. For more information about this national observance and to read about understanding prescription assistance programs and tips on safe storage of your prescription medicines, visit Educate Before You Medicate. Also check out the "Hey Charlie" video and additional information on the Resources for Public page.
Drug-Free Work Week (October)
Drug-Free Work Week is a dedicated time each year to highlight the benefits that drug-free workplace programs bring to employers, workers and communities. And, it's a time to work toward making every week a drug-free work week!
It spreads the word that working drug free works to:
- Prevent accidents and make workplaces safer
- Improve productivity and reduce costs
- Encourage people with alcohol and drug problems to seek help
To get Drug-Free Work Week resources or learn more about how your organization can participate, visit the campaign home at the National Drug-Free Workplace Alliance.
Check Your Meds Day (October 21)
The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) developed Check Your Meds Day to encourage people to bring their presciption medications and supplements to their local pharmacy for brown bag medication reviews. Learn more from the NCPA.
Page last updated: October 8, 2019