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Prescription Drug Take-Back Day to be held in Clarksville

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day to be held in Clarksville

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be held Saturday, Oct. 26 at Walgreens, 1954 Madison St. in Clarksville from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event is held twice a year to raise awareness of the permanent prescription drug disposal boxes around the nation. Law enforcement promotes the use of these boxes to reduce theft and overdose.

For a list of the permanent locations, visit the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) website at tn.gov/mental.

“The importance of removing unused medications from homes cannot be over-emphasized,” says TDMHSAS Commissioner E. Douglas Varney. “More than 1,000 Tennesseans die yearly from drug overdoses, and many of them could be prevented if prescription medication was disposed of properly.”

Organizers estimate that more than 6,000 pounds of medication will be collected during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day events around Tennessee.

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