“Take it Back” campaign aims to remove hazardous meds

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – The DEA's "Take it Back" program will soon underway and helping people get rid of potentially harmful prescription drugs in their possession.

The goal of the "Take it Back" campaign is to focus attention on the growing problem of prescription drug abuse by allowing people to turn over the drugs to law enforcement in a safe location.

DEA agents and local authorities will be on hand to collect unwanted, expired and unused pharmaceuticals. Those who turn in drugs are allowed to remain anonymous and no questions will be asked.

Needles, intravenous solutions and syringes are not accepted.

The campaign lasts from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday September 25th. Several local law enforcement agencies are participating. To find a location near you, visit the Department of Justice's Take Back website.

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