Ohioans can dispose of unwanted prescription drugs

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans will be able to safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs at more than 200 locations around the state on Saturday.

The Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is taking place across the nation.

In Ohio drugs can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A list of collection sites is on the DEA website http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug\_disposal/takeback/index.html .

Only pills and other solid prescriptions, such as patches, can be brought to the collection site. Liquids and needles will not be accepted.

According to the DEA, eight previous national events have removed more than 4.1 million pounds of prescription drugs from circulation.

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