Keep in mind that the program only accepts pills and other solid medications such as patches.
IL is the nation's fourth-largest collector of unused medications, with 24 tons of unwanted medicines collected at the last DEA Take-Back event alone. In the past 11 take back event efforts nationwide, over 6.4 million pounds of pills have been collected.
Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to misuse and abuse, authorities said. A press release from the Saline county Sheriff's Office describes the rates of prescription drug abuse in the USA as "alarmingly high".
Officials ask that you go through the medicine cabinet and get rid of potentially unsafe, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.
South Mississippi residents can drop off old or unwanted prescription drugs at four locations Saturday with no questions asked.
Police stations and community groups are once again asking the public to turn in expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
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"Please take precautions to avoid a tragedy involving your prescription drugs", said Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan.
It will mark the twelfth time in the last six years the DEA and police departments have participated in the nationwide effort for people to rid their homes of potentially risky expired and unwanted medications.
The drug take-back is led by Rockland County Executive Ed Day and the department of mental health under the direction of Michael Leitzes, the county's commissioner of mental health.
Expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs can be taken to designated drop-off sites between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday.
The DEA says medicines languishing in home cabinets can be diverted and abused.
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