Published: Sun, April 29, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Wayne Curry

Here's how to get rid of expired, unused prescription drugs

Here's how to get rid of expired, unused prescription drugs

He wanted to get rid of them, but said the pharmacy would not take the drugs. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the USA are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.

The drop-off location is in the East Hills Mall Parking lot in St. Joseph near the old Sears store.

"I think it's a very good thing that folks are bringing those unused drugs in".

The DEA's bi-annual event was held in the Central High School parking lot in Springfield, it was of many sites throughout western MA collecting unwanted drugs.

You can drop them off at your local Michigan State Police department from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m.

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According to DHEC, the DEA can only accept pills or patches. As a result of the most recent National Take Back Day, Americans collected a record-breaking 900,000 pounds of prescription drugs, more than the weight of three Boeing 757's.

The website lists disposal sites across the state and answers critical questions about prescription drugs, especially opioids.

If you plan to take back your leftover prescription drugs to KSP tomorrow, here are some suggestions from officials.

While such efforts should mitigate overprescribing in Taos County, the county's overdose death rate, in part driven by prescription pill abuse, still exceeds national and state averages. The service is free and anonymous, and gives people a time to clean out all the unused prescription medications, including any Schedule II controlled medications, that may be in their medicine cabinets.

He says National Take Back Days have proven successful.

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