Thank you, Nisqually Valley News, for letting readers know about an important event:
Prescription painkillers — often stolen and abused — are helping fuel an overdose epidemic in Washington state. Drug overdoses now kill more Washington residents than car accidents. Because of this epidemic, The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and other government, community, public health and law enforcement partners are working together to help the public safely dispose of expired or unused medications on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
DEA will host the National Take-Back Initiative in communities throughout the state. Those with unused or expired medications should check DEA’s Web site to find collection sites in their communities. Drugs may be returned anonymously for disposal—no questions asked. Nearly 30 take-back sites around the state are already confirmed, with more to be announced in coming days.