TBI to accept unwanted prescription drugs Saturday

Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 5:35pm
Staff reports

On Saturday the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation will have a collection point at its headquarters for anyone who wants to properly dispose of expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications.

As part of the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration the free event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 901 R.S. Gass Blvd. in Nashville.

There, the public can anonymously drop off unwanted prescription drugs for safe disposal that would otherwise be potentially dangerous if left in a medicine cabinet.

In October, more than 377,000 pounds of prescription medications were collected nationwide at 5,327 take-back sites across the U.S.

The take-back initiative is meant to prevent prescription drug diversion and the improper disposal of prescription drugs.

To find other participating locations, click here to get to the DEA website to search for additional drop sites.