VIDEO: Public Service Announcement on Drug Take-Back Day on April 27

April 17, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON - National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, organized by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), is Saturday, Apr. 27. Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) recorded a public service announcement (PSA) to draw attention to this opportunity to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs.

The script for the 40-second PSA follows:

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 27th. Organized by the DEA, National Take-Back Day allows you to safely dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs.

The last Take-Back Day brought in almost a million pounds of prescription medication. Take Back Day helps make sure unused or expired drugs don’t add to the opioid abuse epidemic, hurting our communities and our families.

I stand with you in the effort to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

Visit to find a collection site near you and learn more about safely disposing of prescription drugs.

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Jim Hagedorn was elected in 2018 to represent Minnesota’s First District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He grew up on his family’s grain and livestock farm near Truman. Jim’s father, former U.S. Congressman Tom Hagedorn (MN-02), grandfather, and great-grandfather were all southern Minnesota farmers. Jim currently resides in the rural farming community of Blue Earth. Hagedorn brings policy experience to Capitol Hill from time spent as a congressional aide to former U.S. Congressman Arlan Stangeland (MN-07) and a congressional relations officer for two non-partisan U.S. Department of the Treasury agencies. Hagedorn serves on the House Committees on Agriculture and Small Business to promote farming, Main Street enterprises and southern Minnesota’s way of life.