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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Posted Saturday, April 26th 2014 @ 11am  by KFBK News

Today, you're being given an opportunity to rid your home of expired and unwanted prescription drugs: 'April 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. is the eighth National Takeback Day which provides more than 4-thousand drop-off locations nationwide,' says Chris Hoover of the Sacramento DEA.

He recommends bringing YOUR unwanted medications to one of the many drop-off locations in the area because medicines that linger in home cabinets are highly susceptible to misuse.

'For those twelve and older who abuse prescription drugs fifty-four percent get those drugs from a family member or friend for free. So most of the prescription drugs that are being diverted and abused are coming right out of our own medicine cabinets,' Hoover says. There are SOME limits to what you can drop off.

Intravenous solutions, hypodermic needles and injection medication will NOT be accepted. Nor will any illegal substances like marijuana or methamphetamine.

Rid your home of a hazard that is often overlooked and drop off your unwanted prescription drugs from 10am to 2pm today.

You can drop off your expired and unwanted prescription drugs at the Public Safety Center located at 5770 Freeport Blvd. 

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