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Program lets you dispose of drugs


April 24, 2019

The number one way youth obtain prescription drugs not prescribed to them is from friends and family members, with or without permission. In Washington State, 7 percent of 12th graders misused prescription drugs in the past 30 days—that’s 1.5 times higher than the national average, according to the 2018 Washington Healthy Youth Survey and 2018 Monitoring the Future national survey.

That’s why nearly three dozen local community groups are taking action—hosting free Drug Take-Back events.

On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can safely dispose of all unused and leftover prescription and over-the-counter medications (including inhalers and liquid medications) at any Dru...

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