DEA taking back unwanted prescription drugs

10:30 AM, Sep 27, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Georgians are getting another opportunity to rid home medicine cabinets of unused, potentially dangerous medications.

During the Drug Enforcement Administration's national Take Back Day program, drug disposal sites will be set up across the state Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Participants can find the nearest site by visiting the DEA's website. The service is free and anonymous.

This will be the fifth take-back day. People participating in the four previous events over the last two years turned in 1.6 million pounds of prescription drugs nationwide.

Harry Sommers, special agent in charge of the DEA's Atlanta Field Division, says these events can help stop prescription drug abuse.

(Associated Press)

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