Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:26:21 GMT — Do you have old prescription medications that you don't know how to get rid of? Many mid Missouri law enforcement agencies are holding Prescription Drug Take Back Days on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27th. The DEA website has a full list of all locations search-able by zip code, city and state. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last September, Americans turned in 244 tons of prescription drugs at over 5,200 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. More than 2-million pounds of pills have been collected during previous Take Back event. Authorities said often times old prescription medications left in the medicine cabinet are targeted by friends and family. They also said flushing unused medication down the toilet or throwing them in the trash is not advised because they pose potential safety and health hazards.
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