The Linn County Sheriff’s Office is inviting the public to get rid of any prescription drugs they no longer want.
The Sheriff’s Office is collaborating with the Drug Enforcement Administration in this nationwide initiative known as Drug Take-Back Day, with the goal to prevent increased pill abuse and theft.
The event will be held Saturday, October 29th from 10 am to 2 pm at their office in Cedar Rapids. They’ll be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
Studies show that many abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. And many Americans do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away – both potential safety and health hazards.
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