The State of Arkansas is participating in a prescription drug take back event.
According to the Office of the Arkansas Attorney General, Arkansas has a prescription drug epidemic. 335 Arkansans have died from drug overdoses in 2016, with 40 percent of those in Sebastian, Washington and Pulaski counties, according to the Arkansas State Crime Lab.
The prescription drug take back event aims at reducing the number of medications in a household to avoid overdoses. The event also aims at reducing the number of medications flushed or poured down a drain, which could contaminate food and water supplies.
All unwanted, unused or old prescription drugs can be dropped off at local police departments on April 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Medications that are accepted include prescription drugs, pet medications, liquid medicines, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and medicated ointments and lotions.
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