Last updated: July 18. 2013 2:18PM - 212 Views
Martha Sparks
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Senator Jay Rockefeller is encouraging West Virginians across the state to properly dispose of unwanted or expired prescription drugs during the sixth National Drug Take Back Day.

On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and its partners will set up locations across the state where West Virginians can rid their medicine cabinets of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Locally, the Logan County Sheriff’s Department Command Post will be in the Walmart parking lot at Fountain Place to accept both prescription and over-the-counter drugs for disposal.

“Prescription drug abuse is plaguing families and communities across West Virginia. We can all play a part in stopping this epidemic by participating in Saturday’s Drug Take Back Day,” said Rockefeller. “Studies show a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, often without their knowledge. For that reason, I urge all West Virginians to take a few minutes to clean out their medicine cabinets and safely dispose of any expired or leftover medicine at one of the many locations across the state.”

Take back event drop-offs are anonymous and no questions are asked. Intra-venous (IV) solutions or injectable drugs or needles will not be accepted.

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