Prescription drug takeback day reaps massive results
By Carol A. Clark
Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 1:04 pm (Updated: May 26, 2:00 pm)
The Drug Enforcement Administration’s second National Prescription Drug Take-Back event April 30 turned in more than 376,593 pounds (188 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,361 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states. This is 55 percent more than the 242,000 pounds (121 tons) the public brought in during last September’s event.
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