Saturday is Prescription Drug Take Back Day - - The News for South Mississippi

Saturday is Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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Law enforcement agencies say parents can help prevent possible overdoses by safely disposing of medications they no longer use.

Saturday is the DEA's national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Authorities across the state and nationwide will collect unwanted unused prescriptions for at least part of the day.

Authorities say the longer you leave old prescription medicine in your home the greater chance of it falling into the wrong hands.

Participants are asked to remove all labels from their prescription medication before bringing it in order to protect their personal information.

There are several places you can turn in your old prescriptions, like JPD, Madison Police and Rankin S.O.  To find the location nearest you, you can enter your zip code at the Office of Diversion Control website.

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