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Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) accepted unwanted prescription drugs

Milford Police Department and the Milford Prevention Council in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) accepted unwanted prescription drugs from the public as part of a nationwide initiative to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Volunteers from the Milford Police Department…

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Pharmacy to host drug take-back event – Medical Waste 360

HADDAM — Haddam resident state troopers, in conjunction with Healthy Communities, Healthy Kids Coalition, a program of H-K Youth & Family Services, will be taking back unwanted prescription drugs Saturday at the Higganum Pharmacy, 23 Killingworth Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is the 14th such event over the last seven years intended…

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DEA and Police offer Prescription-drug Disposal

TWIN FALLS — The federal Drug Enforcement Administration and local law enforcement will offer the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m Saturday in the following locations: Albertson’s parking…

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Officials: Needle disposal a problem

GREENFIELD — Before any of the drama unfolded in the Town Council debate about needle exchanges this week, some common ground emerged on the need for more ways to safely disposal of needles, particularly at pharmacies that sell them. Council Vice President Isaac Mass, who that night abandoned his proposal to regulate needle exchange services,…

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Medication Disposal throughout Montana just got easier

HELENA – Getting rid of unused medications just got a little easier in Montana thanks to local effort and a federal grant. Youth Connections of Helena announced that 100,000 medication disposal bags have been delivered to Montana. In a cooperative effort between state, local agencies and Youth Connections, a federal grant was obtained from the Substance Abuse…

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Drug deactivation pouch offers safe disposal of unused medications

You’ve probably heard that you shouldn’t have old or unused prescriptions lying around the house. But do you know how to properly dispose of them? One way is through your community’s drop-box, like those at Bozeman’s law and justice center or police department, or drug take-back programs. But what if you can’t make it to…

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