AG Schimel promotes Drug Take Back Day in Altoona

National Drug Take Back Day: Sheriff's office to collect unused drugs April 28

Harrison County will offer two days of prescription drug take backs

The Osage County collection will be 10 2 p.m. Saturday, at the sheriff's office, 131 W. 14th St., Lyndon, Kan.

West Chester Chester County's Department of Drug & Alcohol Services is spreading community awareness for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day set for this Saturday, April 28.

"Prescription drug misuse continues to be a serious concern", said Attorney General Russell Suzuki. Nationwide, 4,508 tons have been collected since September 2010.

Five Northwell Health facilities on Long Island will take part in April 28's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, a chance for people to safely remove unused and expired prescriptions from their homes.

During the October 2017 effort, MSP posts collected roughly 802 pounds of prescription drugs.

Hand it over: Expired and otherwise unsafe unused meds will be collected this week across Long Island during the DEA's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Commonly misused and abused prescription drugs fall into three different categories which include opioids, which are pain relievers and have a similar chemical make up as heroin; sedatives, which are used to treat anxiety and depression; and stimulants, which increase attention, energy, blood pressure, heart rate and breathing rate.

According to the DEA, studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. DEA launched its prescription drug take-back program when both the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration advised the public that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines - flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash - posed potential safety and health hazards.

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