DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 23

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Prescription drug abuse is becoming a crisis now more than ever, but local experts say we can fight back. 

Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, an epidemic of a different kind impacted millions of people and dominated the headlines. According to data from the CDC, 2020 was the worst year the US has ever seen when it comes to opioid overdoses.

That’s why Saturday, Oct. 23 is the next to National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. It happens twice a year, and it’s sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency. You can drop off unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medications, e-cigarettes, and Vape pens to safe disposal collection sites.

Too often unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. According to

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