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The Drug Enforcement Administration is having a pharm party on September 25, and you and your expired drugs are invited! If you’ve never heard of this type of party before, it’s when people—usually teens—run to the nearest medicine cabinet, collect all the drugs, dump them into a party bowl (usually ceramic), and take a handful of the mixed-up drugs. The bowl seems to be the deciding factor that makes a “pharma party” more special than a regular ol’ drug-taking situation, which might be why some people—including Jack Shafer of Slate—wonder if they’re just a “media invention.”

The DEA will forgo the “everybody take all the drugs now” portion of the standard pharma party, opting to dispose of the collected drugs by other means.