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First Annual DEA Drug Take Back Day Yielded 700 Pounds of Unused and Expired Prescriptions in Long Beach, CA

Posted Sep 27 2010 9:18pm

In case you missed it this was the first attempt to allow consumers to dump unused and expired drugs, no questions asked.  They were smart in Long Beach and set up a drive through operation-throw out the drugs.


LONG BEACH - Police and Health Department officials scored more than 700 pounds of expired and unused prescription medication this weekend as part of the DEA's "National Pharmaceutical Take-Back Initiative."

The pill drop off was held Saturday at the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services.

Long Beach Police Department officers and Health Department employees created a drive-through drop off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that drew a steady stream of motorists needing to dispose of potentially dangerous prescriptions, either unused or expired, said Sgt. Dina Zapalski, an LBPD spokeswoman.

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