Prescription Drugs

May 6, 2019

DEA’s 17th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day yields fruitful results in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolinians participating in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s 17th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Initiative held on Saturday, April 27, 2019, turned in 11, 825 pounds of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at sites set up throughout the state. The amount collected was the highest total collected during the previous 16 NTBI events.

May 3, 2019

DEA’s 17th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day has highest-ever partner participation

DALLAS - DEA and its law enforcement partners have now collected nearly 12 million pounds of unused or expired prescription medications over the course of 17 successful DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back events. During the 17th semiannual event on April 27, the Take Back initiative saw new records for the numbers of law enforcement partners, collection sites.

May 2, 2019

DEA New England Field Division collects over 44 tons of prescription drugs during the 17th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

BOSTON – The final tally is in from the 17th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 27, 2019. The  United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s New England Field Division and its partners, over the course of four hours, collected 89,366 pounds or over 44 tons of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs at 583 collection sites th

April 27, 2019

DEA and partners hold National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 27

EL PASO, Texas – With robust public participation over the course of 16 prior events, the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Initiative continues to remove ever-higher amounts of opioids and other medicines from the nation’s homes, where they are vulnerable to misuse, theft or abuse by family members and visitors, including children and teens.

April 17, 2019

Former pharmacist sentenced for prescription fraud

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr., and DEA New York Division Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan announced today that Patrick R. McQuade, 29, of North Tonawanda, N.Y., who was convicted of obtaining controlled substances through fraud, was sentenced to two years’ probation and ordered to pay $7,793.78 in restitution to the Rite Aid Corporation.

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