3 things to know about National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

April 29 marks the Drug Enforcement Agency's 2017 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Here are three things to know.

1. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the general public can turn in expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs to participating local agencies nationwide. Eligible drugs include pills and patches. The DEA cannot accept needles or liquid medications.

2. The DEA implemented the Drug Take Back Day to provide a safe and convenient method for individuals to dispose of their prescriptions, while also educating the public about prescription drug abuse.

3. Saturday will be the 13th drug collection event in seven years. In October 2016, the agency collected 366 tons of prescription drugs at more than 9,000 sites across the country.

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