Blue Cross of Idaho is partnering with local Idaho agencies to host National Prescription Drug (Rx) Take-Back Day events on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time. Rx Take-Back Day is a nationwide effort led by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) that provides education on how to safely store and dispose of prescription medications, and to get old and unwanted prescription medications off the street.
On Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time, you can bring expired or unwanted prescriptions to one of our four locations:
If you can’t make it to one of our drug collection sites on April 22, there are other ways you can dispose of medication safely. Throughout the year, pharmacies, hospitals, police departments and businesses can help you get rid of unneeded medication in a safe way.
To find a drug collection site near you, use the DEA’s collection site locator.
Here are some tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on how to store medications safely:
Here are some tips from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on how to dispose of medications safely:
Here are some more resources on prescription drug abuse:
Sources: CDC, FDA
Published: April 17, 2023