Take back your meds. Earn SmartHealth points.

Mon, 03/29/2021

Seventy-five percent of opioid misuse starts by someone taking medication that was not prescribed to them. On Saturday, April 24, you can join the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and return your unused medications to a collection center near you.

Take-back programs accept most medications including:

  • Prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications
  • Vitamins
  • Medicated ointments and lotions
  • Vaping pens and products (battery removed)

How do I get involved?

  • Start by visiting the Medication Education and Disposal (MED-project) website. This website provides a take-back locator where you can find a pharmacy or police station that will take back your meds for free, any and every day.
  • Learn about the new mail back program if you are unable to attend an event or a location is not near you.
  • SmartHealth participants can earn 100 points April 19 through May 24 by safely disposing of their unused meds. Drop off your unused medications and then log your activity at SmartHealth.
  • Then talk to your friends and family, and participate Saturday, April 24 in the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Learn more about safe medication disposal at GetTheFactsRx.