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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Now, a word from "The DEA Pigs" about "National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

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Saturday, October 29th: National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

October 28th, 2011 Posted by Tracy Russo

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is partnering with national, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officials, as well as community coalition groups to hold a third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. This one-day event will make it convenient for the public to rid their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs.

On Saturday, October 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time, Americans will be able to drop off their expired, unused, and unwanted pills at sites across the country free of charge, no questions asked. By doing so, they will be helping prevent drug abuse and theft.

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Americans participating in DEA’s two previous National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day events turned in more than 309 tons of pills at more than 5,300 sites manned by over 3,800 federal, state and local law enforcement partners.

Prescription drugs that languish in home medicine cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse, creating a public health crisis. The rate of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. today is at an alarmingly high level—two-and-a-half times more people currently abuse prescription drugs than the number of those using cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, and inhalants combined, according to the recently released 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). The same study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart:

“We all have another unique opportunity to contribute to the fight against prescription drug abuse by participating in the third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event. Americans overwhelmingly responded to the first two national Take-Back Day events, and we hope the October 29th event is no different. With everyone’s support, we can reduce the risk of prescription drug diversion and abuse, while increasing the awareness of this important public health issue.”

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Personal Commentary by Kimberly Koerber-Bauer-Koerber
     in Columbus, Ohio

This is a great idea for prescription pill junkies BUT this event was not widely publicized!  What about Public Service announcements or ads about this in the paper, DEA?  Totday is the day, I never heard of this before
receiving the email about it :(  I think the DEA pigs, or someone blew it this time in regard to getting this prescription take back campaign started, unfortunately, and the contact for Ohio:  Tony Marotta at 614-255-4200 could be a known character on television by now - instead of so many election commercials.  

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