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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and this includes Lebanon

The Drug Enforcement Administration will host its 21st National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and this includes Lebanon. This event offers free and anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide. According to a report published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a majority of people who misused a prescription medication obtained the medicine from a family member or friend. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that last year, more than 93,000 people died of drug overdoses in the United States, marking the largest number of drug-related deaths ever recorded in a year. Opioid-related deaths accounted for 75 percent of all overdose deaths in 2020. Working in close partnership with local law enforcement, Take Back Day has removed more than 7,000 tons of medication from circulation since its inception. The Lebanon Prescription drug take-back event will be held in the police department parking lot in front of Lebanon City Hall.


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