The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.
Proper disposal of unused prescriptions also prevents contamination of groundwater.
The U.S. total value of shipments of pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing grew from $67B in 1992 to $256B in 2018 and may exceed $270B in 2019. How much of that is used medically and how much sits in plastic bottles in medicine cabinets? We can’t know.
The Culver City Police Department will take prescriptions off your hands from 10 am to 2 pm.
Please note that they do not accept needles of any kind.