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National Drug ‘take back’ day is April 26

By REPORTER STAFF
Mercer Island Reporter Staff
April 24, 2014 · Updated 4:35 PM
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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the City of Mercer Island are coordinating a nationwide drug "take-back" day on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mercer Island City Hall (9611 SE 36th Street). Take drop-offs to the west side of the building, in the loading dock area. This one-day event provides residents with a no-cost, anonymous collection of unwanted and expired prescriptions or over-the-counter medicines.

Clean out your medicine cabinet. Protect our kids, families and environment by properly disposing of your unwanted and expired medicines. Medicines in the home are a leading cause of accidental poisoning, and flushed or trashed medicines can end up polluting waterways. Rates of prescription drug abuse are alarmingly high: Over half of teens abusing medicines get them from a family member or friend, including the home medicine cabinet, and often without anyone’s  knowledge.

For questions call 275-7743 before April 26.

 

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