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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Minnesotans urged to get rid of old medicines; Crookston is a site

  • Minnesotans have a chance to get rid of their old and unused prescription drugs on Saturday.
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  • Minnesotans have a chance to get rid of their old and unused prescription drugs on Saturday.
    April 26 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. State Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson encourages Minnesotans to dispose of their unwanted prescription drugs as a way to stop drug abuse before it starts.
    Jesson says illegally used prescription drugs are usually obtained from a friend or relative. And she notes abuse of prescription painkillers has contributed to a rise in heroin and other opiate abuse.
    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has set Take-Back Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Unused prescription drugs also can be disposed of year-round at many local law enforcement and county offices.

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