Drug Overdose Awareness Week: medication take-back

It’s Overdose Awareness Week.

And here’s an opportunity for you to really make your home safer–by cleaning out your medicine cabinet, getting rid of used or expired medications.

Drug overdoses have tripled since 199 and 81 percent of all poisoning deaths are caused by drugs and medications, according to state officials.

This week they’ll be more than 330 pharmacies across the state that will take back medications free of charge and no questions asked.

The hope is to give people an easy way to get rid of potentially dangerous medications.

To find a pharmacy participating go to leftovermeds.com.

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