National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 26

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is reminding Ohioans to take advantage of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which will take place across the country Saturday, April 26.

Ohioans can drop of unneeded or unwanted prescription medications at nearly 300 locations in the state between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

“While the number of prescription drug overdose deaths in Ohio is going down, we still need to work together to do everything possible to prevent future death and addition,” said Attorney General DeWine.  “By properly disposing of your unneeded medications, you are helping to make sure those pills cannot be misused.”

According to the DEA, seven previous nationwide Take-Back events have removed a total of more than 3.4 million pounds of medication from circulation.

A list of collection sites in Ohio can be found on the DEA’s website: National Take Back Initiative Collection Site Search

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