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Second Annual DEA Drug Take Back Day–Saturday April 30, 2011

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No questions asked, just bring  the drugs and the DEA will take them off your hands.  Below is a picture of what was collected in Long Beach, California last imageyear.  BD

No questions asked, just bring  the drugs and the DEA will take them off your hands.  Below is a picture of what was collected in Long Beach, California last imageyear.  BD

“Collection sites in every local community can be found by going to www.dea.gov and clicking on the “Got Drugs?” banner at the top of the home page, which connects to a database that citizens can search by zip code, city or county.”

First Annual DEA Drug Take Back Day Yielded 700 Pounds of Unused and Expired Prescriptions in Long Beach, CA

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s)
second National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is this Saturday, April 30th. More than 5,300 sites nationwide have joined the effort that seeks to prevent pill abuse and theft. This is hundreds more sites than were established for the event last fall. The free event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.

Government, community, public health and law enforcement partners at these sites will be working together to collect expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs that are potentially dangerous if left in the family’s medicine cabinet.

News from DEA, Domestic Field Divisions, Washington DC News Releases, 04/19/11


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