Event aims to rid cabinets of unwanted prescription drugs

Old prescriptions often wind up in the medicine cabinet where they can get into the hands of people they were not intended for, like kids

THE BRONX - Old prescriptions often wind up in the medicine cabinet where they can get into the hands of people they were not intended for, like kids and teens.Through 2 p.m. today, Bronx residents can safely dispose of those expired or unneeded prescriptions at a nearby location. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is hosting its fourth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, a nationwide event that aims to get unnecessary drugs out of the home in order to help prevent abuse.Go to dea.gov, click on "Got Drugs?" and enter a zip code to locate one of 5,000 free, anonymous drug collection sites.

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