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SAVE THE DATE-DEA’s National Prescription Take-Bake Day

posted Mar 26, 2014, 7:55 AM by Edwin Rodriguez
Did you know that medicines in the home are a leading cause of accidental poisoning? Just as disturbing, are the alarmingly high rates of prescription drug abuse among teens. A National study, conducted last year by The Partnership at Drugfree.org and the MetLife Foundation, found that 49% of teens who misuse or abuse prescription medicines get them from a family member or friend. More often than not, these drugs are found in our medicine cabinets.

This year’s U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Take-Back Day will be held on Saturday, April 26th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

We encourage you to visit www.DEA.gov or http://www.justice.gov/dea/index.shtml and click on the National Prescription Take-Back Partnership Toolbox to help spread the word on this important opportunity for your communities to dispose of potentially dangerous unwanted and expired medicines.
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