Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 29

Kennesaw Police host Drug Take-Back Day

National Take Back Day scheduled for April 29

The drop off medications can be made anonymously with no questions asked. Local residents can bring prescriptions to the CVS Pharmacy, located at 2782 Cobb Parkway in Kennesaw.

Joint Township District Memorial Hospital along with other OH hospitals, is participating in National Drug Take-Back Day by sponsoring a prescription drug drop-off site for community members to safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs.

The poster for the Newport Beach Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event on April 29. During the fall event, the DEA and its partner agencies across the nation accepted more than 731,000 pounds of prescription drugs. Additionally, the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs are also high.

People can drop off their unused or expired prescription drugs on April 29 from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m.at locations near them.

Last October, the public turned in 731,269 pounds-almost 366 tons-of medication to the DEA and more than 4,000 of its community partners at nearly 5,200 collection sites nationwide. Studies show that many abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet. Overall, in a span of 12 years, the DEA and law enforcement partners have collected a total of over 7.1 million pounds of pills. In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or tossing them in the trash can - both potential safety and health hazards.

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