National Prescription Drug Take-Back event planned for Saturday

akflanagan@thestate.comApril 23, 2014 

— A one-day event will be held Saturday for anyone who needs to properly dispose of potentially dangerous prescription drugs.

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) along with law enforcement throughout the state will host the eighth annual Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Drop off expired, unused and unwanted pills at sites across the state for no charge.

The program is designed to help prevent prescription durg abuse and theft, according to the DEA.

Last year’s take-back program yielded 5,527.18 pounds of unwanted or expired medications that were properly and safely disposed of.

Only pills and other solids will be accepted. Liquids and needles will not be collected.

For a list of drop-off sites, visit www.dea.gov and click on the “Got Drugs?” icon.

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