Resources


NIH NCBI, Understanding Factors That Contribute to the Disposal of Unused Opioid Medication

Publication

Journal of Pain Research article describing factors that contribute to disposal of unused opioid medication

Journal of Pain Research article describing factors that contribute to disposal of unused opioid medication, finding a need to increase patient awareness about the importance and methods of proper medication disposal

Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010

Online Resource

Text of Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010

Text of Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010 allowing allows communities to establish drug take back programs so patients can safely dispose of old or unused prescription drugs

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Online Resource

DEA webpage describing National Prescription Drug Take Back activities, announcements, resources.

Webpage on Drug Enforcement Administration website describing National Prescription Drug Take Back Activities and providing site visitors information to initiate their own activities, as well as DEA press releases and other resources

U.S. FDA, Safe Disposal of Medicines: A List of Resources on How to Safely Dispose of Old or Expired Drugs

Online Resource

FDA webpage providing resources for how to dispose of old or expired drugs

Webpage on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website providing visitors with resources - videos, infographics, toolkits, articles, etc - about how to dispose of old or expired drugs

U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Where and How to Dispose of Unused Medicines

Online Resource

FDA webpage providing resources for how to dispose of unused medicines

Webpage on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website providing visitors with practical information about how to dispose of old or expired drugs, as well as about drug take back activities