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Prescription Drug Take Back Day in 50 sites across state

Doctors with the Medical Association of the State of Alabama are urging Alabamians to safely dispose of their expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs at any one of 50 sites across the state on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, held twice each year as a way to encourage people to rid their homes of unneeded medications.

“Those old, unwanted or expired prescription drugs too often become a gateway to addiction or accidental overdose. Take Back Day is a safe, convenient and responsible way to permanently remove these drugs so they can never be misused or abused,” said Dr. George Koulianos, President of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.

There were more than 1,300 overdose-related emergency room visits by Alabamians in June. By participating in Take Back Day, people can play an important role in preventing drug abuse and safeguarding others from accidental poisoning or overdose.

For a list of specific collection sites in Alabama, click here.

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