Drop Off Prescription Drugs During National Take-Back Initiative Day

Anyone with unneeded or expired prescription drugs can get rid of them with no questions asked on Saturday during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

The event is organized by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration and will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22. They want to provide a safe and responsible way for people to dispose of prescription drugs while also educating the public about the potential for abuse.

The White House said nearly 130 people die every day from drug overdoses, most involving opioids. Previous take-back days have collected more than six million pounds of prescription drugs.

To find a location site, visit the Department of Justice website.

Source: Drop Off Prescription Drugs During National Take-Back Initiative Day | NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Drop-Off-Prescription-Drugs-During-National-Take-Back-Initiative-Day-398023921.html#ixzz4Nuj05h20
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