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Adelphi University Fights Back Against Prescription Drug Abuse on National Take Back DayAdelphi's Second National Take Back Drug Day (April 17, 2012) Adelphi University will once again have the honor of serving as a ?take back site on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 28, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This event, administered by The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), is open to the entire local community. A drop off box for disposal of unused prescription drugs will be located in the Ruth S. Harley University Center. The DEA saw much success with its last take back day in October 2011, bringing in 377,086 pounds of unused and expired prescription medications for disposal. Out of 5,327 take back sites throughout the country, Adelphi University was the only university in the state of New York designated as a take back site. To date, the DEA has removed a total of 995,185 pounds of prescription medication from circulation.
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