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Event Allows For Safe Disposal Of Unwanted Or Unused Prescription Drugs This Saturday

Jane M Sawyer

State officials are reminding people that National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is tomorrow. Law enforcement officials at dozens of locations throughout Ohio will collect expired or unused medications, including controlled substances, free of charge and with no questions asked. The events will be held from 10 am to 2 pm. Ohio State Board of Pharmacy spokesperson Jesse Wimberly says the events keep dangerous drugs off the streets and help protect the environment.

Past Take-Back Day events have collected more than 3 million pounds of prescription medications. Information on where the events will be held is available on the Drug Enforcement Administration's website:

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.