It's time to clean out that overcrowded medicine cabinet.
Saturday, October 26th is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day -- an opportunity to safely dispose of expired or unused prescription medicines.
The goal is to keep prescription drugs out of the hands of people who might abuse them, including teenagers.
The abuse of prescription medication is one of the biggest drug problems in the United States today," said Sheila Brocavich, an assistant clinical professor at St. John's University. "It's very important for parents to talk with the kids in their lives about the danger of abusing prescription and over-the-counter medicines, and by safeguarding and properly disposing of unused medications."
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has collected nearly 2.8 million pounds of prescription drugs during the past six drug take-back days.
To find a prescription drug collection site near you, click here.
Sites will be open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
To learn more about properly disposing of prescription drugs at home, click here.