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Ohioans encouraged to dispose of medications



Published: Tue, April 22, 2014 @ 12:00 a.m.

Associated Press

COLUMBUS

The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy is encouraging residents to participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s “Drug Take-Back Day” next weekend.

The event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday allows people to drop off expired or unused prescription medications. The DEA is coordinating with local law enforcement agencies, which will accept the discarded controlled substances at various places around the state.

Ohio State Board of Pharmacy Executive Director Kyle Parker notes that a recent survey found four-in-10 teens who have misused or abused a prescription drug got it from their parents’ medicine cabinet.

Past Take-Back Day events have collected more than 3 million pounds of prescription medications. The event offers free and anonymous disposal.


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1billdog1(1590 comments)posted 7 months ago

I don't know why they don't have places in every county for people to do this all the time. People don't always take all that is prescribed, they pass on, their spouses are left with the meds and no body wants it. We aren't suppose to flush it, through it in the garbage or burn it. So we are suppose to keep it to dispose of it one day a year? Why can't hospitals, sheriffs offices, or some other place collect it and dispose of it properly everyday?

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