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National prescription drug take back initiative set for Sept. 26


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.

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