Organized Prescription Drug Collection Programs May Have Minimal Impact on Reducing Availability of Controlled Medications
use of prescription drugs is the second most common form of illicit substance
abuse in the country, trailing only marijuana use. Disposal of unused
medications through community-wide take-back events and permanent drop boxes is
a strategy that is widely employed to reduce the availability of controlled
medications for improper use and abuse. But according to a study by Wake Forest
Baptist researchers, these programs may be minimally effective in reducing the
availability of controlled medications.