CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
CBS DFW WEATHER APP: iPhone App Store | Android App Coming Soon | More Information

Local

Save A Life On National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

(credit: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

(credit: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Wiese_Kelli3 Kelli Wiese
Kelli started her career as a “one-person-band” for a televi...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

625x352 thrill eng preview Save A Life On National Prescription Drug Take Back DayWin A Trip To Disneyland!

82641739 10 Save A Life On National Prescription Drug Take Back DayHottest Sunbathers Of The Summer

451506504 Save A Life On National Prescription Drug Take Back DayJennifer Lopez Bikini Pic Is HOT

 alt=What Did Jerry Jones Say?

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

Fantasy_tile

VOTE: Best Coaches In American Sports

PLANO (KRLD) – A national initiative aimed at saving lives allows residents to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs in a convenient and responsible way.

The free National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which takes place on Saturday, April 26, is free and anonymous.

Plano Officer David Tilley says the rate of prescription drug abuse and overdoses in the United States just keeps growing.

“Not always are they done intentionally,” said Tilley. “Sometimes, people will keep these medications and possibly take the wrong medication as a result and overdose on those.”

The initiative also aims to educate the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Prescription and over-the-counter tablets and capsules will be accepted. Needles, inhalers, and illegal drugs will not be accepted.

More information, as well as a list of drop-off points, can be located on the DEA website.

(©2014 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

Latest News:

Top Trending: