An annual event that aims to prevent misuse of prescription drugs is occurring nationwide this Saturday.
Prescription Drug Take Back Day is intended to address drug abuse. According to a 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans reportedly misused controlled prescription drugs. Each region has specific locations at which citizens may dispose of unneeded drugs, to prevent their potential misuse. From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. cooperating law enforcement will be at selected locations accepting prescription drugs. Many agencies are accepting the drugs at their respective offices. Other locations have drop-offs at area Walmarts.