DEA Drive Collects a Mountain of Malevolent Meds
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Don’t forget! "National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day" is coming up this Saturday, April 30. And our pals at The Drug Enforcement Administration would like us to remind you that it might be time to turn your unused prescriptions in. It seems that all those unused, forgotten, half-empty prescription pill bottles that have been cluttering up your bathroom drawers may pose a major national safety hazard--especially for young children and overly curious teenagers. The DEA-sponsored annual program is intended to remove potentially dangerous drugs now languishing unused in the America's medicine cabinet. Think of that long-unused container of Adderall like you'd think of paint thinner and other toxic household materials that need to be disposed of properly. Like oven cleaner, you can’t just flush unused prescription drugs down the toilet, or toss them in the trash. Drug pollution in the nation’s waterways and landfills is a growing problem—according to recent studies, our nations's drinking water contains detectable traces of thousands of prescription drugs from Prozac to Percocet. This year, about 5,000 sites nationwide have joined in the Take-Back effort—hundreds more than last year. The event is free, and will take place from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. local time. Last year’s Take-Back Day in September netted am astounding 121 tons of unwanted pills.