DEA Aims for Record in Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Code enforcement officer sorts pills

It is part of the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Individuals are asked to bring their unwanted, unneeded or expired medications to the Dodge County Sheriff's Office between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and dispose of them in the drug drop box in the lower level of the sheriff's office. (DEA can not accept liquids, needles or sharps.) "Take Back Day helps to keep drugs out of the hands of abusers and potentially save lives by removing unused painkillers and controlled drugs from homes", said DEA Acting Administrator Robert W. Patterson.

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Over the past year, law enforcement and prescribers took new steps to prevent opioid abuse.

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Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from a home medicine cabinet. There has been a 150 percent increase in the number of drug overdose deaths in Oklahoma over the last 15 years, with prescription drugs being involved in 69 to 78 percent of these fatalities in the last five years, according to the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.

"We'll meet you out there and you hand them off to us", said Deputy Chief Brandon Russell. Additionally, the drop box allows for safe disposal of prescription medications, which are all too often thrown in the trash or down the sink, which poses a hazard to the community.

The nonmedical use of controlled substance medications is at an all-time high.

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