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  • Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs on Saturday
    by kcsg.com news
    Published - 10/24/13 - 01:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    (ST. GEORGE, Utah) - On Saturday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Smith’s Food & Drug Store and the Washington County Drug Task Force will give the public an opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

    The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Personal information may be blackened out on prescription bottles, or medications may be emptied from the bottles into bins provided at Smith’s Food & Drug Store, 20 North Bluff Street.

    Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends. In addition, Utahns are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. Many drugs cannot be removed by sewer treatment plants or septic systems and end up in our streams, rivers, lakes, groundwater and soil, and may cause harm to the environment.

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