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Unwanted prescription drugs? Officials will take them Saturday

The 21st National Prescription Drug Take Back Day takes place Saturday, Oct. 23, when officials will accept medications that are no longer needed, without questions, at more than 4,000 sites across the country.

Overseen by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, and in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies, the event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Liquids, syringes and illegal drugs are not accepted.

To see where you can drop off the drugs, go to

Otherwise, such drugs can be discarded at 13,000-plus pharmacies, hospitals, police departments, and businesses throughout the year. Those locations are also available at the DEA’s website.

Oftentimes, misuse of prescription drugs is by a relative or a friend.

Source: Orange County Register

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