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Franklin County And Columbus Public Health Plan To Distribute Drug Deactivation Bags

Franklin County and Columbus Public Health officials plan to distribute bags that deactivate prescription drugs as part of the fight against the opioid epidemic. 

Franklin County's Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services board is spending 20 thousand dollars for 5 thousand bags distributed during training sessions on using naloxone. The bags can neutralize up to 45 pills, six patches or six ounces of liquid. Officials say this effort is intended to provice an alternative to flushing pills or mixing them in coffee grounds or cat litter. 

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