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National Drug Takeback Day Saturday: What you need to know

Albemarle County Police Department and Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital held a drive-thru...
Albemarle County Police Department and Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital held a drive-thru take-back event to properly dispose of unused or expired drugs.
Published: Apr. 20, 2021 at 5:36 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI (FOX19) - This Saturday is the DEA’s National Drug Take Back Day.

The annual event is your chance to safely get rid of unused prescription pills and over-the-counter mediciations.

To find a site near you, enter your ZIP and county on Takebackday.DEA.gov.

This year, PreventionFirst, with funding from Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services, is providing free personal protective equipment (PPE).

You must apply by 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Go to the jotform link here.

Most misused prescription drugs come from the user’s relatives or friends, often taken right out of medicine cabinets, according to the 2019 National Survey of Drug Use and Health.

In October 2020, 492.7 tons of drugs were collected at the DEA Take Back disposal sites in the United States, according to the DEA.

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