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Get rid of old, unwanted prescription drugs at today’s Take-Back Day

Today is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Take Back DrugsThis is a great opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted, unused prescription drugs.

In the five previous Take-Back events, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners have collected more than two million pounds of prescription medications, removing them from circulation.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day offers a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of these drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications.

Getting rid of these drugs is important so they are kept away from toddlers, who could accidentally inject them, and teens and young adults, who could abuse them.

Click here to locate a collection site near you.

There is no charge to participate and the drop-off is anonymous.

You can also call the DEA’s Call Center at 800-882-9539 if you need assistance.

For details about National Take-Back Day, visit http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/index.html.

Copyright 2013, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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