Tuesday, November 12, 2013

National Drug Take Back Day Receives 324 Tons of Unwanted Medicine

Testcountry.com, November 9, 2013

"Here’s a bit of good news on preventing prescription drug abuse: The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reported through its Public Affairs desk that close to 650 thousand pounds of expired and unused medications were turned over to their custody last October 26 as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
The annual affair started in 2010, and provided people with a venue to dispose of their unused medicines properly. This year, a total of 5,683 stations were installed to receive the influx of unwanted drugs from concerned citizens. The DEA recorded this year’s collected figure at 647,211 pounds or 324 tons, the largest amount in 4 years." Read More

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