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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day underway
NEWARK, N.J. (WABC) -- Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
It's the latest in an ongoing program that lets people anonymously drop off expired or unused medications.
People on Staten Island can drop prescription drugs off at Staten Island University Hospital, Richmond University Medical Center and the three police precincts.
Municipalities across New Jersey are also participating.
Federal, state and local officials are urging people to bring their unwanted or unused prescription drugs to local drop off sites across the state.
The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day held in April collected 276 tons of unwanted or expired medications nationwide.
Authorities safely dispose of the collected medications.
New Jersey law enforcement officials also recently announced a new drug prescription awareness public information campaign.
A list of sites is available at the U.S. Department of Justice website:
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