Next Saturday, October 28th, area law enforcement agencies in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration will be accepting expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs at the twice-a year drug take back event. Pills will be accepted at no charge with no questions asked. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition experts say the usual methods for disposing of unused medicines-flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash-both pose potential safety and health hazards.

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