The Drug Enforcement Administration says people turned in more than 188.5 tons of unwanted or expired prescription medications in the agency's third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Oct. 29.
The DEA initiative that began 13 months ago has resulted in almost 500 tons of medications being taken out of circulation, with assistance from state, local and tribal law enforcement partners as well as community groups.
For the most recent collection day, 5,327 sites were set up around the country.
DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart says the amount of drugs collected during the three Take-Back Days held so far speaks volumes about the need to develop a convenient way to rid homes of unwanted or expired prescription drugs, which could fall into the hands of abusers or pollute the environment.
Obamacare Architect: Okay Fine, Our Law Isn't Controlling Costs
Will a .50 BMG Cal Stop A Running Engine? - Bearing Arms - .50 BMG, Video
Did Rubio deal a mortal blow to ObamaCare?
Ted Cruz Super PAC Responds To Rubio Attack | RedState
Importing Terrorism and Other American Values | Human Events
- MSNBC’s Chris Hayes: The Problem is the Constitution
Chicago activist wants attention paid to police, not Paris