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Alicia Cross
April 24, 2018

Anyone who is unable to participate on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day can anonymously surrender their prescription drugs at any MSP post, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.to 4 p.m., excluding holidays.

"Prescription drugs are often mistaken by adolescents as a "safe" alternative to illegal street drugs, which leads to increased use".

Participants can dispose of their unneeded medication at participating drop-off locations across the United States.

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. Nationwide on Drug Take-Back Day, more than 5,000 collection sites enable patients, caregivers and pet owners to properly dispose of unwanted prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications at no cost.

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You can can drop off your unwanted drugs at Custer Pharmacy and Rite Aid Pharmacy in Cadiz from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m.

Since 2016, nearly 11 tons of drugs have been collected in Nebraska.

In 2017 DEA worked with its tribal law enforcement partners to set up 115 collection sites on tribal lands. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the USA are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. State and local law enforcement agencies and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 15th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially risky expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

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