Stories tagged with: national prescription drug take back day

April 22, 2013 - 5:13am
1 year 18 weeks ago

A chance to prevent pill abuse and theft will take place this weekend.

Saturday, April 27, local law enforcement officials and the drug enforcement task force will hold a drug take back day.

Last September Americans turned in 244 tons of prescription drugs at over 5,200 site operated by the DEA and local law enforcement.

Authorities said medicines that sit in home cabinets are susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription...

April 28, 2012 - 4:55pm
2 years 17 weeks ago

Organizations in Muskingum County are trying to get drugs off the street...But they're focusing on drugs that are "legal"...

It was National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at the Muskingum County Jail. The "take back" also promoted the jail's new permanent community collection site.

"There's a safe where people can stop here anytime, day and night, any day of the week, and they can go in, drop off medications, and the sheriff's department will bag it,...

April 10, 2012 - 4:13pm
2 years 19 weeks ago

If you have expired or unused drugs, the Drug Enforcement Agency wants them...

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be held on April 28th at the Muskingum County Jail. Sheriff Matt Lutz said there's only one restriction as to what you can bring.

"Obviously we don't take any kind of illegal substances. But as far as everything else, we've got such a good collaboration with everybody in our community, that we're taking sharps, the needles that people have discarded,...

October 24, 2011 - 2:39pm
2 years 43 weeks ago

Any unused or expired medication can safely be disposed of this Saturday at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department.

The Drug Enforcement Administration has once again asked local law enforcement to collect prescription and over the counter medications. Muskingum County has stepped up the effort to not only accept tablet and pill forms but liquids and needles as well.

"If you leave these things in your medicine cabinet or if you leave these things in your home, we'...

April 28, 2011 - 9:35pm
3 years 17 weeks ago

You have a chance to get rid of unwanted prescriptions this Saturday.

If you have unused or expired prescription drugs including pills, liquids, and needles filling your medicine cabinet, be sure to stop by the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department parking lot this Saturday to dispose of them.

"You can just drive up with a bag full of whatever as long as it's precription pills or liquids or stuff like that and we will take that from you," said Muskingum County...

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