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NHCP to Participate in Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

By NHCP Public Affairs | | April 24, 2014


Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton is hosting the Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Apr. 26 for all TRICARE beneficiaries in collaboration with the Drug Enforcement Administration to help prevent medication misuse, abuse and theft.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse.  Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

Hospital personnel will be collecting the potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs in front of the hospital main entrance on Mercy Circle from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

For more information contact the Naval Hospital Security Department at (760) 725-1602.  Or, if you can’t make it to the hospital, log on to http://www.dea.gov and click on the “Got Drugs?” link to find a collection site nearest you.

For more information please contact the NHCP Public Affairs office at (760) 725-1271