Prescription Drug Take-Back Program

Because We Are All Part of the Solution

Cordant Health Solutions® provides a prescription take-back solution for our physician, hospital and treatment center clients to offer take-back envelopes for their patients to easily and safely dispose of their unused or expired medications at no charge.

This program meets the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act requirements for the compliant disposal of controlled substances via take-back; the medications are shipped directly to a DEA-approved facility to be destroyed.

100000 K+
Pills of unused or expired medications collected by Cordant to date
100 M
Points of unused medications prescribed annually

4 billion prescriptions are filled in the U.S. every year. 1/3 of that medicine goes unused. That’s 200 million points of unused medications.


More young children now visit U.S. emergency rooms for drug poisonings than for car crashes, largely due to an increase in the number of children who find and swallow prescription drugs at home.¹ Serious injuries and hospitalizations occurred most frequently with opioids.²

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is held twice a year, in April and October. The day gives you a chance to take unused medications to a safe and convenient location near you.

Find the DEA Take-Back Day event closest to you.