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Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 8:00am

Get Rid Of Unused Prescriptions

Updated: 2 years ago.
During the Drug Enforcement Administration's national Take Back Day program, drug disposal sites will be set up across the state Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. DEA officials say these events can help stop prescription drug abuse. (Photo Courtesy of Zach Armstrong via Flickr.)

Georgians are getting another opportunity to rid home medicine cabinets of unused, potentially dangerous medications.

During the Drug Enforcement Administration's national Take Back Day program, drug disposal sites will be set up across the state Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This will be the fifth take-back day. People participating in the four previous events over the last two years turned in 1.6 million pounds of prescription drugs nationwide.

Harry Sommers, special agent in charge of the DEA's Atlanta Field Division, says these events can help stop prescription drug abuse.

Participants can find the nearest site by visiting www.dea.gov, clicking on "Drug Disposal" and "Got Drugs?", and following the links to a database and entering their ZIP codes. The service is free and anonymous.

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