Attorney General Sam Olens today announced that he proudly supports Georgia’s participation in the 10th annual DEA prescription drug take-back event.
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that many abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away – both potential safety and health hazards.
“This is a completely free and anonymous way to get rid of prescription drugs,” said Olens. “I encourage the citizens of Georgia to take advantage of this event.”
The event will take place from 10 am-2 pm on Saturday, September 26th. Collection sites in every local community can be found by going to www.dea.gov .
For Murray County: BI-LO GROCERY PARKING LOT, 502 G.I. MADDOX PKWY, CHATSWORTH.