Daily Journal masthead

National prescription drug take back initiative set for Sept. 26

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

CHARLESTON, West Virginia — Another prescription drug collection effort will be held in September.

U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and other Senate colleagues had asked U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to reinstate the national initiative after it was discontinued by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

The DEA announced Tuesday the initiative will be held Sept. 26. Sites will be set up in communities nationwide so residents can return their unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal.

Officials say the collection helps the DEA and other agencies fight against the epidemic of illegal prescription drug abuse.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow Daily Journal:

All content copyright ©2015 Daily Journal, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.