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Drug take back set for Saturday

 

April 25, 2019



By RICHARD JENKINS

rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com

Those with medications they no longer need have the opportunity to dispose them properly, as Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Now in its ninth year, the event seeks to remove opioids and other medications that can be abused from homes where they are vulnerable to “misuse, theft or abuse by family members and visitors, including children and teens,” said a spokesperson with the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The DEA and its local partners around the country have collected more than 5,400 tons of prescription medication...



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