Rx drug takeback underway at multiple sites

DENVER (AP) ā€” Multiple law enforcement agencies across Colorado are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration to offer people a chance to safely dispose of prescription medication.

KUSA-TV reports (http://on9news.tv/1iZFkT0 ) the DEA is working with state and local law enforcement to collect and dispose of the drugs at more than 100 locations in the state from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The chemicals in prescription drugs can harm wildlife or the environment if thrown away or flushed down a sink or toilet. Drugs left in trash bins or by the curb also can be stolen and abused.

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Online: Drug Enforcement Administration, http://www.dea.gov

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Information from: KUSA-TV, http://www.9news.com

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