According to the DEA, Americans turned in over 552, 161 pounds, or 276 tons, of unwanted medicine during the National Drug Take-Back Day last weekend. The Washington Post said this event is an attempt to prevent old medicine from falling into unauthorized hands, or end up in our water supply.
The 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that more Americans abuse prescription drugs than those using cocaine, hallucinogens, and heroin combined. The DEA has been doing National Prescription Drug-Take Back since September 2010 and has removed over 1.5 million pounds, or 774 tons, of medication from circulation.
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