National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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As America confronts the opioid crisis, environmental scientists are warning about a related problem. Chemicals from pain-killers and other drugs often end up in lakes and rivers, creating what some scientists say could be a deadly cocktail for fish and other wildlife.

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As the opioid crisis rages on, public health officials have been urging people to get rid of prescription painkillers that are no longer needed.  Communities around the state are holding events this Saturday, which is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

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The DEA's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is set for Saturday. Great Lakes Today's Angelica Morrison explains how disposing of prescription drugs properly can help wildlife. 

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Local police departments and hospitals will take part in the collection of prescription drugs this Saturday.

The event is a part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which aims to safely dispose of unused medications.

Special Agent Rich Isaacson of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency says the day’s also about keeping prescription drugs out of the hands of those who abuse them.