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DEA to 'take back' drugs in Baltimore

If you've got old prescription drugs that you don't need anymore, the feds will be happy to get rid of them for you.

The Baltimore office of the Drug Enforcement Administration will be hosting a prescription drug "take back" event next month. DEA officials and local police will be collecting expired, unused and unwanted medications at a variety of locations in the Baltimore area. Once collected, the drugs will be destroyed.

The take-back program is part of a nationwide effort and is intended to cut down on prescription drug abuse and theft. It's scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

The DEA says unused medicines are susceptible to being stolen or abused and that it's not safe to throw them away or flush them down the toilet.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 24, 2010; 10:42 AM ET
Categories:  Baltimore , Narcotics  
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