Tuesday , 27 September 2016

30 TONS OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS COLLECTED SMASHES RECORD, STATE AG SAYS

Wisconsin residents got rid of unused and unwanted prescription drugs in record numbers on Saturday, with more than 30 tons of drugs collected statewide during the semi-annual drug take-back day. Attorney General Brad Schimel said the 62,618 pounds of drugs collected was 40 percent more than the previous mark of 44,700 pounds taken in during the October 2015 event. The Department of Justice said the Drug Enforcement Administration’s preliminary report said the amount of drugs collected in Wisconsin set an all-time record for any state since the program started. Law enforcement departments led the way in hosting 128 take back events across Wisconsin on Saturday. The one-day happening is in addition to the 256 permanent drug disposal drop boxes at governmental offices and pharmacies. http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/health-med-fit/tons-of-prescription-drugs-collected-smashes-record-state-ag-says/article_35b7ca29-5de3-5f0c-ace8-544e1f39a267.html

 

 

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