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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Set For Saturday

Prescription drop box
Vermont State Police

The Drug Enforcement Administration is preparing to hold its 16th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this weekend.

The Take Back Day is scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

During the events, people can bring unwanted and unused prescription medications to community locations such as police stations.

The New York State Police says the Take Back Day offers an opportunity to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

A link for more information including a Collection Site Locator can be found at takeback.dea.gov.

Lucas Willard is a news reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011. He produces and hosts The Best of Our Knowledge and WAMC Listening Party.