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Fall 2013 RX/OTC Take Back Day

Posted on: October 29th, 2013

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On Friday, October 25, we held our Fall 2013 RX/OTC Take Back Day in conjuction with the DEA. We collected 183 lbs of unwanted/unused/expired medications. The Drug Enforcement Agency will properly dispose of these items. During the April 27the event, 742,497 pounds (371 tons) of prescription medications were collected from members of the public at more than 5,829 locations manned by 4,312 state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies that partnered with DEA on the event.  When added to the collections from DEA’s previous five Take-Back events, more than 2.8 million pounds (1,409 tons) of prescription medications have been removed from circulation.

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