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Prescription Drug Collection
Wed May 21, 2014
Drug Take-Back Nets 9,800 Pounds Of Unwanted Pills
State officials say more than 9,800 pounds of expired and unwanted prescription drugs were collected during a recent take-back event.
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange said in a statement Wednesday that he's pleased with the public's response to prescription drug take-back day, which featured more than 100 collection sites throughout the state.
Officials say Alabama's first prescription drug take-back event was held in September of 2010. Since then, more than 34,400 pounds of unwanted or expired prescription drugs have been collected.
The take-back event is sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and is focused on fighting prescription drug abuse.