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Drug Take-Back Day event set for Saturday across West Virginia
Reported by: Associated Press
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 3:08 AM EDT
State and federal authorities are teaming up for the seventh National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this weekend.
Law enforcement agencies will collect unused medication and safely dispose of it to prevent potential abuse by people who find it in the trash. Proper disposal also protects the environment.
The DEA says prescription drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a doctor's supervision, and can lead to accidental poisoning, overdose and addiction.
Prescription drug abuse is a widespread problem in West Virginia and nationally.
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