Prescription Drug Take Back

Prescription Drug Take Back

Got Drugs? Disposal program at UNH.

UNH Offers Drug Take-Back Program

Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal

  • September 26, 2015
  • 10am - 2pm UNH Police Department
  • 12pm - 4pm Health Services Pharmacy 

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, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. 

Additionally, using this service keeps trace drugs out of our lakes, streams and estuaries as waste-water treatment plants cannot remove many compounds found in medications; so when flushed or put in a landfill, drugs are discharged into our surface and ground water and consumed by fish and wildlife.