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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Prescription Drug Drop-off

Local drop-off locations are the Odessa Fire Department and the Tyrone Fire Department from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Take-Back Message to DEA Employees

As part of DEA’s effort to combat rising prescription drug abuse, we are spearheading the first-ever National Prescription Drug Take-back campaign, which will take place at more than 3,700 locations across the country this Saturday, September 25th, from 10 am to 2 pm.

We are asking all Americans to empty their family medicine cabinets of unwanted or expired prescription drugs, and bring them to one of our collection sites for environmentally safe and legal disposal… no questions asked.

Acting Administrator Michele M. Leonhart is scheduled to appear on a number of major morning shows this Friday, including NBC’s Today Show, and Fox and Friends, to deliver DEA’s take-back message directly to the American people.

DEA is also running a national media campaign to promote the Rx take-back initiative that includes TV and radio spots, newspaper ads, billboards and transit advertising in markets all over the country.

Please help DEA communicate this important message by telling your friends, family, and community members about this event and encouraging their participation.

We urge everyone to consult or their local DEA office to find out how the National Prescription Drug Take-back will be rolled out in their communities, and where they can go to dispose of their unwanted medications.

Thank you for doing your part to fight drug abuse, and for your active participation in the National Prescription Drug Take-back on Saturday.

PS- To find the drop off location nearest to you, please go and click on “for a collection site near you.”

This message is authorized by Mary Irene Cooper, Chief of Congressional and Public Affairs

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