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USAG NEWS RELEASE: Army joining National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Posted on Sep 25, 2015 in Latest Department News, Newsroom, Office of the Governor Press Releases

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Sept. 24, 2015) – The Army is joining National Prescription Drug Take-Back efforts, Sept. 26, by collecting expired, unwanted, or unused prescriptions and other medications, here.

The Army’s collection location will be located at the Schofield Barracks Post Exchange from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This semi-annual event provides a safe, convenient and responsible means for disposing of prescription drugs while educating the public about the potential for abuse. At past National Prescription Take Back events, Army installations have collected over 48,000 pounds of unwanted, unused prescription drugs.

The National Prescription Take Back Day was initiated in 2010 by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), to encourage the turn in of unused or expired prescribed medication for proper disposal.

Please note, new or used syringes/needles will not be accepted.

For information on additional collection locations in the community, visit


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