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Oct 5, 2010 5:14 PM

DEA Collects 242,000 Pounds of Old or Unwanted Prescription Drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) - A daylong, nationwide effort to get people to
turn in old or unwanted prescription drugs has collected more than
121 tons of unused medicine.
DEA officials said Tuesday that 242,000 pounds of pills have
been collected at more than 4,000 prescription drug "take-back"
sites across the country.
The DEA held the national prescription drug roundup Saturday in
hopes that people across the country would take advantage of a
free, anonymous and legal way to get rid of potentially dangerous
prescription drugs that have been cluttering medicine cabinets. The
goal was to keep the drugs away from criminals or drug abusers.


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