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More Pills Submitted During This Year's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Nov 9, 2017

Credit Ohio Public Radio

Ohioans turned in more than 35 thousand pounds of unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs last month during  National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

The event promoted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is intended to help residents safely dispose of opioids and other potentially harmful medicines that could be abused.  The DEA and local law enforcement partners collected over 912 thousand pounds nationwide, 6 tons more than was collected in the spring.