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Winter Park police said it took back more than 800 pounds of prescription drugs during the last collection in the spring.

Officials are encouraging MA residents to drop off expired and unwanted medications at police stations this weekend.

On Oct. 27, the DEA is holding a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day in thousands of locations all across the country from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m.

Local agencies are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration to provide a venue for citizens to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs.

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are partnering to collect unwanted drugs on October 27.

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Anyone could anonymously drop off unwanted medications to the collection tent which was set up in the parking lot of the Westwood Mall.

They say the first thing you can do to help is to get rid of any prescription medicine properly. Personal information will be removed from the containers.

A federal study shows more than 65% of people who misuse prescription pain relievers obtain them from a friend or a relative.

"You do not want these pills laying around". In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines--flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash--both pose potential safety and health hazards.

According to Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, drug take back events are part of the solution to fight the opioid epidemic. During the April 2018 effort, MSP posts collected roughly 966 pounds of prescription drugs.

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