Ohioans disposed of more than 16 tons of prescription drugs like these on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 29. PHOTO/PROVIDED

Ohioans toss 16 tons of prescription drugs

Ohioans disposed of more than 16 tons of unneeded, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs during the most recent National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which was held April 29, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced today.

The event was intended to help prevent medication abuse and theft by providing a safe, easy and anonymous way of getting prescription drugs out of the home.

“Tens of thousands of pills will never have the chance to be abused or misused because people throughout Ohio participated in Take Back Day,” DeWine said in a statement. “When Ohioans properly dispose of their unneeded medications, they are playing a very important role in the fight against addiction.”

Those who are still in possession of unneeded prescription drugs can drop them off at one of several prescription drug drop box locations across the state.

Click here for a list of locations of prescription drug drop boxes has been provided by the Attorney General’s Office.

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