April 24, 2018

Manchin Urges West Virginians to Participate in Drug Take-Back Day This Saturday

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today urges West Virginians to participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drug Take-Back Day is an opportunity for the public to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft by disposing of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

“Drug Take-Back Days have been tremendously successful in West Virginia and raise awareness about the dangers posed by leftover medicine and help individuals protect their loved ones by safely disposing of medications, including those that could be abused,” Senator Manchin said. “Prescription drug abuse continues to devastate communities in our state. We must work with our local, state and federal leaders and our law enforcement to end this epidemic. Drug Take-Back Day is a common sense initiative we can all rally around to combat drug abuse so that West Virginia can have strong, drug-free communities.” 

In 2015, after the DEA announced it would no longer sponsor National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days, Senator Manchin sent a letter to the U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch calling for the reinstatement of National Drug Take-Back Days. To view the letter, please click here.

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