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Now Available: 2020 Post-Enumeration Survey (PES) Results for the 50 states and District of Columbia.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: April 30, 2022

Release Number CB22-SFS.59
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From the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Get Smart About Drugs website:

“Mark your calendars! The next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 30, 2022, from 10am-2pm at locations nationwide.

“This event, which happens twice a year, is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs at locations in communities throughout the country.

“The October 2021 Take Back Day brought in744,082 lbs. (372 Tons) of medication. Get more details about the most recent Take Back Day numbers.

“This brings the total amount of prescription drugs collected by DEA since the fall of 2010 to more than 15.2 million pounds of medication​.”

Key Stats

Source: 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-Year Estimates.   

Note: The table above from <data.census.gov> is cropped and highlighted to show Pharmacists. Click on the table for more than 560 rows of occupations including pharmacy technicians (248,368), pharmacy aides (24,380), substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors (88,750), and mental health and substance abuse social workers (15,840).

More Stats

From Foreign Trade > U.S. International Trade Data:

After you create an account, select options for Harmonized System (HS) or HS, select Exports or Imports, type DRUG or PHARMACEUTICAL in the Commodity search box, then select options for geography and time. Select Report for data. More information can be found in the Quick Start Guide.

  • NAICS 3254, Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
  • NAICS 4242, Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
  • NAICS 44611, Pharmacies and Drug Stores
  • NAICS 62142, Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
  • NAICS 62221, Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
  • NAICS 62322, Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities

Source: 2013 and 2015 to 2019 Service Annual Survey (SAS). Each table below shows at least one of these 3 Codes:

  • NAICS 62142, Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
  • NAICS 62221, Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
  • NAICS 62322, Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities

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Related Information


  • NAICS 3254, Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
  • NAICS 4242, Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
  • NAICS 44611, Pharmacies and Drug Stores

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