Cornyn Highlights National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

In: All News   Posted 10/25/2019

AUSTIN—U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement in advance of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day tomorrow:

“When it comes to protecting our communities, we need an all-hands-on-deck approach,” said Sen. Cornyn.  “Turning in unwanted or unused prescriptions to be disposed of safely is one easy way we can ensure dangerous substances don’t cause unnecessary harm to others.  I encourage all Texans to partake in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this year.”

On National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, individuals can bring their unused, unwanted, and expired prescription drugs to more than 5,800 designated locations, including more than 300 locations in Texas, to dispose of them safely and responsibly. 

Sen. Cornyn authored the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, now law, to give the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) flexibility to build out drug take-back programs across the country and enable drug take-backs every day at more convenient locations, such as local pharmacies, and without needing law enforcement present.