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NEARLY 475 TONS OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS COLLECTED ON NATIONAL TAKE BACK DAY

Americans dropped off nearly 475 tons of expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs last month as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Posted: May. 7, 2018 3:44 PM   Posted By: Zac Carlisle

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVA) – Americans dropped off nearly 475 tons of expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs last month as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Law enforcement agencies set up approximately 6,000 sites across the country where people could drop off the drugs.

The day was on Saturday, April 28, but several North Mississippi agencies held their day on Friday, April 27, including the Lee County Sheriff’s Department and Tupelo police.

Lee County officers collected approximately 387 pounds.

This brings the total amount of prescription drugs collected by DEA since the fall of 2010 to approximately 4,982 tons. For story http://www.wtva.com/content/news/Nearly-475-tons-of-prescription-drugs-collected-on-National-Take-Back-Day–481964561.html

 

 

 

BE BEST Whitehouse Campaign

It remains our generation’s moral imperative to take responsibility and help our children manage the many issues they are facing today, including encouraging positive social, emotional, and physical habits…

Melania TrumpFirst Lady of the United States

The mission of BE BEST is to focus on some of the major issues facing children today, with the goal of encouraging children to BE BEST in their individual paths, while also teaching them the importance of social, emotional, and physical health. BE BEST will concentrate on three main pillars: well-being, social media use, and opioid abuse.

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