LITTLE ROCK) The bi-annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is scheduled for April 27. It is an important opportunity for Arkansans to clean out old and unused prescription medications because more than half of Arkansas teens report it is easy to obtain prescription drugs from their parents’ or grandparents’ medicine cabinets. Prescription Drug Take Back is one way to ensure these lethal drugs stay out of the hands of addicted Arkansans.
Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released the following list of medications that will be accepted at these events across the State:
• Opioids, such as OxyContin, Hydrocodone, Vicodin, etc.
• Stimulants, such as Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta, Dexedrine, etc.
• Depressants, such as Ativan, Xanax, Valium, etc.
• Other prescription medications
• Over-the-counter medicines
• Pet medicines
• Medicated ointments and lotions
• Liquid medicines in glass or leak-proof containers (up to 12 ounces)
• Medicine samples
Medications may be returned in the original bottle or in any other container for increased privacy.
Prescription drug Take Back locations will be available 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Days are held twice a year, but to find event sites and year-round drop-off locations near you.