National Prescription Take-Back Day will be this Saturday, Oct. 26


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National Prescription Take-Back Day will be this Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Burien Police Department, located at 14905 6th Ave SW.

Residents can dispose of unwanted or expired medicine safely and confidentially during this event, which will run from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The precinct will also serve as a collection site from Monday – Friday between 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

“Prescription drug abuse is the fastest-growing drug problem in the country,” reads a note on the Takebackyourmeds.org website. “In Washington state almost 11% of teens use medicines for non-medical reasons – a rate that’s among the highest in the nation. The abuse of medicines by teens often results in medical emergencies or fatal overdoses. Most abusers of medicines, including teens, get the drugs from a friend or relative, often without their knowledge and not from a drug dealer. A safe medicine take-back program gets potentially dangerous leftover drugs out of our homes.”

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