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GPhA Supports DEA Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Contact: Claire Sheahan 202-249-7110

 

WASHINGTON, DC (September 27, 2014) – The Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) is proud to support the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) ninth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, taking place Saturday, September 27 at local take-back sites across America.

The event is dedicated to the safe disposal of prescription medications and is the result of collaboration among local, state, federal and tribal law enforcement, community and industry partners.

“Take-Back Day reminds millions of Americans, particularly senior citizens, their caregivers, and families with teenagers and small children, of the thousands of facilities available for collection of unused or expired medication,” said Ralph G. Neas, President and CEO of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association.

“Using medicines as directed is critical to good health outcomes and is a smart first step in any efforts to avert safety and health issues that could arise from keeping unused medicines for too long at home.”


More information is available at www.dea.gov or by calling 800-882-9539.


About GPhA
GPhA represents the manufacturers and distributors of finished generic pharmaceuticals, manufacturers and distributors of bulk pharmaceutical chemicals, and suppliers of other goods and services to the generic industry. Generic pharmaceuticals fill 86 percent of the prescriptions dispensed in the U.S. but consume just 27 percent of the total drug spending. Additional information is available at www.gphaonline.org. Follow us on twitter: @gpha.