Local law enforcement agencies and healthcare providers collected 1,143 pounds of expired and unused prescription medication at their “Prescription Drug Take-Back Day”.
According to a release, the event was sponsored by Prince William County Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit, the City of Manassas Police Department, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Novant UVA Health System, and Sentara.
The event was part of a national “Take-Back” initiative, which seeks to prevent the theft and abuse of prescription medications. According to a release, many of these incidents happen when an individual takes medication from their family and friends.
“The partner agencies involved wish to thank the public for their participation in continuing to keep our communities safe and healthy. By turning in these unwanted prescription drugs – rather than throwing them away or flushing them down a sink or toilet – they are kept out of the landfill and the water supply,” stated a release.
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