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Delaware to Host Prescription Drug Take-Back Event

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DOVER, Del. -- People with unused or expired prescription drugs can safely dispose of those medications during a Drug Take-Back event held in Delaware on Saturday.

Delaware's Division of Public Health said there will be 27 collection sites, mostly inside of police departments. You can see a full list of locations on the agency's website. The sites will be open Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event is intended to reduce accidental and intentional poisonings, decrease opportunities for addictive drugs to end up in the hands of children or those who would abuse them, and to divert drugs from ending up in the environment through landfills or wastewater.

Delaware has collected nearly 60,000 pounds of expired and unused medicines through drug take-back days, which were first held in 2010.

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